HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 c240W
Mr. Derek Page

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the wastage due to early leavers from grammar schools in King's Lynn, in Norfolk, and in England as a whole, respectively.

Mr. Crosland

Of 161 pupils leaving the two maintained grammar schools in King's Lynn in 1963—the latest year available—3.7 per cent. were aged 15 and 24 per cent. were aged 16. The corresponding percentages for England and Wales were 2.3 per cent. and 28.6 per cent.