HC Deb 02 June 1981 vol 5 c309W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average and gross cost per student in full-time education beyond the age of 16 years in (a) school, (b) sixth form college and (c) a college of further education.

8 Dr. Boyson

Separate figures are not available for the different kinds of sixth form provision. Average apportioned figures for all over-16s in maintained secondary schools and further education are as follows:

Gross institutional recurrent cost per full-time equivalent pupil/student over 16 years in England and Wales*—Financial Year 1979–80
At November 1980 prices £
Maintained Secondary Schools 1,340
Major Establishments of Further Education (excluding polytechnics) Non-advance work 1,760
* Includes all direct and indirect costs of tuition but excludes pupil and student support, debt charges and local authority central administration which would together increase the costs shown be about £200.