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Further Education

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the numbers and percentages of children staying on at school after the school leaving age in each of the local education authorities in Wales.

The information is as follows:

Pupils over 16 years of age at maintained secondary schools in September 19781978 staying-on rate
Per cent.
Clwyd2,51127
Dyfed3,00237
Gwent3,04926
Gwynedd1,75833
Mid Glamorgan3,63225
Powys79831
South Glamorgan3,38832
West Glamorgan2,99831
Wales21,13630
The staying-on rate is defined for this purpose as the number of 16-year-olds at school in September 1978 as a percentage of the number of 15-year-olds at school in September 1977.