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Capitation Allowance

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will list, by local education authority, the schools where the capitation allowance is exceeded by parental donation.

Maintained school leavers: England
With one or more GCE A level passesWith one or more higher1 grades at GCE O level or CSE
Academic yearNumbers (000s)As a percentage of the 17 year old population2Numbers (000s)As a percentage of all maintained school leavers
1969–7068·5911·1212·0339·5
1970–7172·6911·5213·0839·7
1971–7274·3611·7227·6240·2
1972–7374·3211·8239·753
1973–7474·7711·5271·9745·3
1974–7575·7811·4280·4246·1
1975–7680·0611·7293·4147·0
1976–7784·7712·0323·8748·7
1977–7886·6812·3331·6548·6
1978–7987·1311·9342·2949·3
1979–8089·2311·8348·5449·4
1980–8193·0712·1344·4949·9
1981–8299·5612·6361·9951·2
1982–83103·5813·1377·3152·3
1983–84101·6313·0370·0752·2
1984–8596·2412·6360·5652·2
1985–8691·8712·3349·9652·0
Source: School leavers survey. Data subject to sampling error. The data exclude CSE/GCE achievements gained by young people from maintained schools at tertiary and other FE colleges.
1 In 1969–70 to 1973–74, O level pass and CSE grade 1; for later years. 0 level grades A-C, CSE grade 1.
2 GAD estimates of the population.
3 Owing to the raising of the school leaving age, the total numbers of school leavers was unusually low, and percentages based on this figure would be unrepresentative.

The latest available information is contained in paragraph 7(ix) and paragraphs 39–41 of the 1986 annual report by Her Majesty's inspectorate and is based on school visits. A copy of the report is in the Library of the House. The Department does not hold detailed systematic information for individual schools across LEAs.