HC Deb 01 November 1966 vol 735 cc77-8W
Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the percentage of children staying on beyond the minimum leaving age in comprehensive, grammar and secondary modern schools, respectively.

Mr. Crosland

The proportions of leavers from various types of school in the educational year 1963–64 who left at the minimum age were as follows:

per cent.
Modern and all-age schools 73.4
Grammar schools 2.9
Comprehensive schools 49.7

Figures for 1964–65 will be available before the end of the year.