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Examination Statistics

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education what are the percentages of children that passed from the primary schools to grammar and technical schools, respectively, for the country as a whole, the comparable figures for the City of Leeds, the county of Kent and the division covered by the North-West Kent Divisional Executive.

As the answer contains a table of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:
AreaSummer 1950
Percentage of children from maintained primary schools offered grammar school placesPercentage of children from maintained primary schools offered places in secondary technical schools
Leeds County Borough15·94·3
North-West Kent Divisional Executive11·00·0


1. In Kent children are transferred to secondary technical schools from secondary modern schools. The numbers thus offered places in secondary technical schools in 1950 give roughly comparable percentages for Kent and the North-West Kent Divisional Executive of 11·6 and 10·4.

2. I have no exactly comparable figures for England and Wales, but in January, 1950, 20·6 per cent. of 13 year-old children holding free places in grant-aided schools were in grammar schools or grammar streams. The comparable percentage for technical schools and streams was 3·4.