HC Deb 31 January 1963 vol 670 cc226-7W
Mr. Ede

asked the Minister of Education if he will give the total number of children in maintained schools in this country on 1st April, 1962, or the nearest convenient date, showing separately those in county schools, Church of England schools, Roman Catholic schools and non-county schools not included in Church of England and Roman Catholic, and the percentage the numbers in each of these categories are of the total.

Sir E. Boyle

The following table shows the number of pupils in maintained primary and secondary schools in England and Wales, in January, 1962, by status and denomination of school:

Number Per cent.
County 5,406,360 77.6
Church of England 827,452 11.9
Roman Catholic 582,217 8.4
Others 149,261 2.1
TOTAL 6,965,290 100.0