HC Deb 08 July 1974 vol 876 cc341-2W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools had direct grant status in June 1970 and June 1973; and what are the latest available figures.

Mr. Armstrong

The number of direct grant grammar schools in England and Wales, in June of each year, was 178 in 1970, 176 in 1973 and 175 in 1974. A dozen schools of other kinds, mostly nursery, also have direct grant status.