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Fifth And Sixth Formers

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of fifth form scholars in those areas of England where sixth form colleges exist have entered on a sixth form course in each year from 1968 onwards; and how this compares with the proportion of sixth formers to fifth formers in neighbouring areas served by conventional secondary schools.

My Department does not have this information. Statistics are collected for the area of each local education authority, while the majority of sixth form colleges serve relatively small parts of such areas. Even then some coexist with other forms of sixth form provision.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many sixth form colleges there were in England and what numbers of students were attending them in each year from 1968 onwards.

The information is as follows:Sixth form colleges (schools) for the 16 to 18 age range in England, 1968 to 1974.

At J St JanuaryNumber of collegesNumber of pupils
196832,129
196953,255
197095,128
1971127,312
1972148,912
19732111,737
19743820,678