asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of pupils aged 16 years and over have remained in full-time education in inner London; and how this compares with the national average.
The percentages of 16 and 17-year-olds in full-time education at maintained schools and further education establishments in the academic year 1985–86, in inner London and in England were as follows:
|Academic year 1985–86|
|16-year-olds in full-time education (Percentage of age group)1||46||46|
|17-year-olds in full-time education (Percentage of age group)1||27||30|
|1 The number of 16 and 17-year-olds expressed as a percentage of the total number of 15-year-olds in maintained secondary schools one and two years earliert respectively.|