HC Deb 04 March 1988 vol 128 c711W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many four-year-old children in each local education authority in Wales attend reception classes in primary schools; what percentage of the estimated four-year-old population in each local education authority area this represents; and what is the average pupil-to-teacher ratio in local education authority for these classes, for the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Information is not collected centrally in the form requested. However, the number of four-year-olds attending primary schools as at January 1987 is as follows:

Number of pupils Pupils as a percentage of the estimated 4-year-old population
Clywd 4,828 100.0
Dyfed 4,039 100.0
Gwent 5,418 98.5
Gwynedd 2,708 100.0
Mid Glamorgan 6,887 97.0
Powys 1,324 100.0
South Glamorgan 4,802 94.2
West Glamorgan 4,495 99.9

Primary and secondary schools Special schools1
Number of statemented pupils Proportion of pupils Number of statemented pupils Proportion of pupils
Clwyd 316 0.5 788 98.5
Dyfed 147 0.3 290 93.5
Gwent 597 0.9 476 100.0
Gwynedd 450 1.2 282 100.0
Mid Glamorgan 2,392 2.6 655 99.4
Powys 54 0.3 138 87.9
South Glamorgan 551 0.9 645 97.3
West Glamorgan 1,533 2.8 333 100.0
1 Includes pupils in the process of assessment for statements. Pupils who were in special schools at the time of implementation of the Education Act 1981 were subject to transitional arrangements and not, in all cases, included by local education authorities in their statistical returns as fully statemented.

The number of statemented pupils include only those who are the responsibility of a given local education authority and are receiving education in that authority's area.

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