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Nursery Education

Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what was the estimated average cost per full-time equivalent child in (a) nursery schools and (b) nursery classes in primary schools, in 1981–82, 1980–81, 1979–80 and 1982–83 if figures are now available;(2) what is the average unit cost of a place in (a) a primary school and

(b) a secondary school in England in (i) 1981–82 and (ii) 1982–83.

Figures are not yet available for 1981–82 and 1982–83. Net expenditure per full-time equivalent pupil in nursery primary and secondary schools in 1979–80 and 1980–81 is estimated to have been as follows (at outturn prices):

Nursery Schools9231,110
Primary Schools (including nursery classes)547676
Secondary Schools791964
Separate figures for nursery classes in primary schools are not available.