HC Deb 20 December 1972 vol 848 c382W
Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pre-1903 primary and secondary schools are still in use in England and Wales; and what is her estimate of the number of children attending them.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The figures relating to January 1971 for primary schools in England and Wales are below. The complete figures for secondary schools are not available. Responsibility for primary and secondary education in Wales is a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

Number of primary schools* Number of pupils in these schools (to nearest 100 January 1971)
7,418 1,281,900
*Schools as at January 1971 requiring improvement or replacement, but excluding schools to be improved/replaced in 1971–72 on earlier programmes.