HC Deb 17 October 1973 vol 861 c228W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will state the number of children up to the age of 16 years in State schools and in independent schools, respectively; and the number of qualified and unqualified teachers employed in each category.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The information for January 1973 relating to schools in England is as follows:

St. Patrick's Private Roman Catholic School, Doncaster.

Saville House School, Mansfield Woodhouse. West Bridgford High School, West Bridgford.

Wellow House, Newark.

*Worksop College, Worksop.

As regards the last part of the Question, my right hon. Friend's administration of Part III of the Education Act 1944 has been intended to ensure that there is a steady rise in the standard required of all independent schools as a condition of registration, but she does not consider it appropriate necessarily to equate standards required by the Act with those required for recognition as efficient.