HC Deb 26 June 1958 vol 590 cc47-8W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Education if he will state for the latest date for which figures are available, the total number of children attending secondary schools and the numbers attending comprehensive, grammar, secondary modern, and technical schools, respectively.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The numbers of senior pupils attending maintained and assisted schools of different types in January, 1957, were:

Comprehensive 42,416
Grammar 558,645
Modern 1,424,041
Technical 94,469
Multilateral and Bilateral 66,926
Total attending secondary schools 2,186,497
Seniors in all-age schools 165,329
Total seniors 2,351,826

In addition, there were 76,955 pupils aged 11 and over in direct grant grammar schools and 868 in direct grant secondary technical schools.