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Schools (Statistics)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State State for Wales if he will publish for each of the last five years the figures for (a) the number of pupils of all ages in

1974–751975–761976–771977–781978–79
(a) Pupils in primary, secondary, nursery and
special schools*:
Full-time547,919552,304552,245548,379541,205
Part-time7,94710,44511,73312,66613,186
(b) Number of pupils in sixth forms in secondary schools†:19,98020,756
As percentage of all school pupils3·63·8
(c) Number of secondary schools*258254254251244
(d) Average class size (as registered) in years I to V in secondary schools†25·7Ş25·2Ş
*January figures.
† September figures (and percentage calculated on September figures).
‡ Comparable figures are not available for the years 1974–75 to 1976–77.
Ş Sixth form class numbers bear no relation to the size of teaching groups, and so are excluded from the calculation.