HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c32W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many school leavers are expected in each of the next five years.

Dr. Boyson

The projected numbers of pupils leaving English schools in each of the next five years are as follows:

Academic year Pupils leaving school Pupils leaving school and available for employment*
1981–82 770 580
1982–83 767 578
1983–84 754 569
1984–85 739 559
1985–86 716 540

*The numbers that are not expected to enter full-time further education in the following autumn.