asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the average yearly cost, including all services and overheads in each of the last three years, in providing a secondary education for a pupil.
The figures are as follows:
Net Recurrent Cost* Per Pupil at Maintained Secondary (Including Middle Deemed Secondary) Schools in England and Wales
Financial years—Cost per pupil 1979 survey prices
* Excludes debt charges and revenue contributions to capital outlay.