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Fee-Paying Schools

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children attend fee-paying schools in Northern Ireland.

The information is as follows:

Grant-aided grammar schools57,582
Grant-aided special schools2,467
Independent schools503
Fees are paid from public funds for the vast majority of pupils attending grammar schools, and for all pupils attending special schools.