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Further Education

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion and how many 16-year-olds stay on at school in the East Flint constituency; and what proportion enter full-time further education in the county.

Figures are not compiled on a constituency basis. In September 1978 there were 1,529 pupils in maintained schools in Clwyd who had attained school leaving age in the immediately preceding academic year, a staying on rate of approximately 27 per cent.On the basis of a sample survey it is estimated that about 13 per cent. of 16-year-olds who left maintained schools in Clwyd in the academic year 1977–78 went on to full-time further education, not necessarily in Clwyd.