HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 cc162-3W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many grade 2 pupils were refused places in grammar schools; and how many grade 3 and 4 pupils, including those already attending the preparatory departments of grammar schools, were accepted into grammar schools arising from the new transfer procedure this year.

Dr. Mawhinney

Information in the form requested is not readily available. In this year's transfer procedure tests 2,789 pupils were awarded grade 2 of whom 1,872 have been admitted to grammar schools. In addition 399 pupils awarded grade 3 and 80 pupils awarded grade 4 have been admitted to grammar schools.

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