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Primary Schoolchildren

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are in attendance at primary schools; and how many are at State primary schools and at Roman Catholic primary schools.

School enrolment figures are not collected on a religious basis. Provisional figures for the number of children attending Northern Ireland primary schools in January 1979 are as follows:

Primary SchoolsNo. of pupils
Controlled105,844
Voluntary and voluntary maintained95,022
Total200,866