HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 c704W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of 16 to 18-year olds in each English region stay on at school.

Mr. Dunn

In January 1985 the average staying-on rates for 16 to 18-year-olds in maintained secondary schools for each region were:

Region Percentages*
North 13.4
Yorkshire and Humberside 14.1
North West 13.5
East Midlands 13.7
West Midlands 13.3
East Anglia 13.7
Greater London 18.1
Other South East 17.6
South West 13.5
England 15.0
* The percentages are calculated by comparing the total number of pupils aged 16, 17 or 18 years in maintained schools in January 1985 with the total number of 15-year-olds one, two and three years earlier in these schools.