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Sixth Forms

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pupils attend independent school sixth forms in England; and what proportion of the total number of sixth form pupils this represents.

In January 1984, there were 66,738 pupils aged sixteen and over in independent schools. This represents 17 per cent. of all pupils of that age group in maintained secondary schools and independent schools.