HL Deb 17 July 2003 vol 651 cc174-5WA
Lord Quirk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With respect to each of the following in England and Wales:

  1. (a) comprehensive schools;
  2. (b) secondary modern schools;
  3. (c) grammar schools;
  4. (d) independent schools;
  5. (e) sixth form colleges; and
  6. (f) further education colleges

what is the percentage (and what is the total number) of post-16 full-time students attending. [HL3894]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

The numbers and percentages of 16 to 18 year-olds participating in full-time education by institution type, for end 2001 in England (provisional figures; as at end of calendar year), are set out in the table.

Participation in full-time education by 16 to 18 year-olds in England, end 2001
Institution Type Number Percentage

(of population)

All schools 407,100 21.9
Secondary modern 7,000 0.4
Grammar 38,100 2.1
Comprehensive 272,800 14.7
Other1 10,300 0.6
Independent 79,000 4.3
Sixth form colleges 116,600 6.3
Further education colleges 377,500 20.3
Higher education institutions 131,500 7.1
Total 1,032,700 55.6
1 Includes special schools and technical schools.

Source: DfES statistical first release 16/2002 and annual schools census (January 2002).

Note: Population data do not include any revisions following the 2001 Census.

The information requested for Wales is a devolved matter for the Welsh Assembly.