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Primary School Pupils

Volume 773: debated on Friday 22 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what was the total number of pupils in primary schools in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967 and 1968, respectively.(2) what is the estimated number of pupils in primary schools in 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972.

The actual or estimated numbers of pupils in primary schools* at January of each of the years in question are as follows:

Actual
1963591,950
1964597,330
1965603,270
1967612,830
1968624,280
Estimated
1969630,430
1970635,390
1971636,940
1972634,630
* Including education authority, grant-aided and independent primary schools and departments but excluding special schools and classes. The published statistics do not include pupils in independent primary schools.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many primary schools have been built since 1945; and what proportion of primary pupils are in schools built post-war.

718 to end-September, 1968. Probably more than one-half of the primary pupils are in post-war accommodation.