§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, at the latest date for which figures are available, if he will publish in the Official Report the percentage of pupils with five or more O-levels or O-level equivalent remaining in full-time education (a) on initial entry and (b) for one or more years, in each local authority in England, and in England as a whole.
§ Mr. Dunn
Information is not available in the form requested. The proportions of maintained school leavers in England with five or more higher grade O/CSE passes who had either stayed on at school for sixth form study or who had left at the minimum school leaving age, intending to continue full-time education elsewhere are as shown:
Leavers from maintained schools in England with five or more higher grade(1) passes at O-level or CSE. Total of leavers aged 15 who intended to pursue full-time courses of further education and leavers aged 16 or over, as a percentage of all leavers with five or more higher grade(1) passes at O-level or CSE. Data averaged over the academic years 1981–82 to 1983–84 Barking 81.9 Barnet 95.9 Bexley 89.3 Brent 95.4 Bromley 88.4 Croydon 90.4 Ealing 91.5 Enfield 91.6