§ 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.