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Transfer Of Children

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will list those local education authorities whose systems involve the transfer of children from first to middle schools at or before the age of nine years.

In January 1982, the latest date for which figures are readily available, 45 local education authorities had systems which included the transfer of children to middle schools at or before the age of nine. These authorities are as follows, together with the age(s) of transfer and, in brackets, the number of schools involved.

LEA
Ealing8 (33)
Harrow8 (22)
Merton9 (16)
Birmingham8 (14)
Dudley8 (2) and 9 (5)
Walsall9 (2)
Wirral8 (21)
Barnsley9 (2)
Doncaster8 (24) and 9 (13)
Sheffield8 (44)
Bradford9 (60)
Kirklees8 (7) and 9 (8)
Leeds8 (4) and 9 (62)
Wakefield8(11) and 9(26)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne9 (12)
North Tyneside9 (20)
Bedfordshire9 (43)
Berkshire8 (17) and 9 (6)
Buckinghamshire8 (71) and 9 (4)
Cambridgeshire9 (2)
Cheshire8 (10)
Derbyshire9 (2)
Devon8 (12) and 9 (5)
Dorset8 (11) and 9 (16)
East Sussex8 (25)
Hampshire8 (82)
Hereford and Worcester8 (4) and 9 (34)
Hertfordshire9 (11)
Humberside8 (19) and 9 (56)
Isle of Wight9 (16)
Kent9 (10)
Lincolnshire8 (11)
Norfolk8 (51)
Northamptonshire9 (24)
Northumberland9 (47)
Nottinghamshire9 (11)
Oxfordshire9 (13)
Shropshire9 (3)
Somerset9 (9)
Staffordshire9 (35) and 9 (36)
Suffolk9 (35)
Surrey8 (118) and 9 (3)
Warwickshire8 (59)
West Sussex8 (17) and 9 (2)
Wiltshire9 (4)