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16-Year-Olds

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of 16-year-olds stayed on at school beyond their sixteenth birthday in 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80,and 1980–81.

The information requested for maintained and non-maintained schools, excluding special, in England is as follows:

Numbers of pupils remaining at school in January aged 16 years the previous September, expressed as a percentage of the relevant numbers aged 15 years in the preceding year.
JanuaryPercentage
197827·6
197927·6
198028·1
198128·9