§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Education how many all-age schools still existed at the latest date for which figures are available; how many of these schools provide courses for the General Certificate of Education; how many children are on the registers of such schools; and what proportion they form of the total number of children in all-age schools.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
There were about 2,800 all-age schools in England and Wales at the beginning of this year, containing about 170,000 senior pupils. I have no record of the number of these schools that provided courses leading to the General Certificate of Education.