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Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Education what percentage of the school population of Wolverhampton have a grammar school education; what is the percentage for girls; and what is the average for the country.

Because of the large number of children on the registers of Wolverhampton secondary schools who live outside the county borough boundaries, no accurate estimate of the proportion of Wolverhampton children receiving grammar school education can be given. It is estimated, however, that about 15 per cent. of the boys and 16 per cent. of the girls previously educated in primary schools maintained by the Wolverhampton local education authority subsequently obtain a grammar school education. The comparable figures for England and Wales are 21 per cent. for boys and 22 per cent. for girls.