HC Deb 30 October 1980 vol 991 c321W
Mr. Ernie

Ross asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the percentage of school children remaining beyond statutory leaving age in Wales.

Mr. Michael Roberts

The information for pupils in maintained secondary schools in January 1980 is as follows:

Age at the beginning of January 1980 Percentage staying-on rate*
16 28.0
17 20.0
18 6.8
19 0.7
* The number of 16-year-old pupils with birthdays falling in the period 1 January to 31 August, expressed as a percentage of the number of 15-year-old pupils with birthdays in the same period one year earlier. The numbers of pupils aged 17, 18 and 19 as percentages of the number of 15-year-old pupils two, three and four years previously.

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