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Nursery Education

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will estimate the likely percentage of children in the relevant age groups who will be attending nursery schools or nursery classes in primary schools in 1983–84 and 1984–85.

The projected participation rates for England are as follows:

Numbers in maintained schools as percentage of relevant age group*
Total nursery and primary35·235·0





Nursery schools and nursery classes only19·920·1

* Full or part-time pupils under 5 as at previous 31 December in relation to total 3 and 4 year old population at that date.