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Schoolchildren

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage proportion of English secondary schoolchildren aged 14+ are attending comprehensive, secondary modern, grammar and direct grant schools, respectively.

In January 1974, the latest year for which figures are available, the proportions of all 14-plus pupils attending different types of school were as follows:

Percentage attending
Maintained:
Comprehensive52·1
Modern20·5
Grammar12·4
Direct grant schools3·2
All other types of school*11·8
* Comprising other maintained, special and independent schools.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage proportion of English secondary schoolchildren go directly from comprehensive, secondary modern, grammar and direct grant schools, respectively, to full-time further and higher education when they leave school.

The information for leavers from the different types of school in 1973–74 is as follows:

Maintained comprehensive schools14·3%
Maintained secondary modern schools11·3%
Maintained grammar schools45·2%
Direct grant schools62·0%