22. Miss CAZALET
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the number of children leaving elementary schools in London in each of the last three years; and the approximate number who have gone on to some further form of education, including evening classes?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
As the answer contains a
|Year ended||Number of children leaving Public Elementary Schools in London aged 14–15, excluding those who proceeded to further full-time education.||Year ended||Number of part-time students aged 15–16 in courses in London recognised by the Board.|
|31st March, 1931||…||42,232||31st March, 1932||…||20,107|
|31st March, 1932||…||33,058||31st March, 1933||…||14,092|
|31st March, 1933||…||26,910||31st March, 1934||…||11,958|
§ It will be understood that the figures in the fourth column of the above table include students in attendance at London institutions who come from other areas. On the other hand a certain number of London students attend institutions outside the administrative county of London.
§ 21. Mr. BROCKLEBANK (for Sir JOHN POWER)
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he can furnish an estimate of the number of children over the age of compulsory school attendance who are continuing to receive education in secondary, central, and elementary schools, respectively?
§ number of figures I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The total number of children leaving public elementary schools in London during the last three years and the number going on to full-time further education are as follows:
|Year ended||Total number of leavers.||Total number of leaving for full-time further education.|
|31st March, 1932.||51,137||8,752|
|31st March, 1933.||44,524||7,835|
|31st March, 1934.||64,123||8,516|
§ I am unable to give exact particulars of the number of children leaving the public elementary schools in London who proceeded to some form of further part-time education including evening classes, but the following figures may be of interest in this connection:
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
On the 31st March, 1934, the number of pupils in grant-earning secondary schools in England and Wales over the age of 14 years was 211,467. I regret that the term "central" school is not used with sufficient accuracy to enable statistics to be compiled for the schools so called, and the Board have no precise figures for the number of children who remain in public elementary schools beyond the date at which they become legally exempt from school attendance. On the 31st March, 1934, however, the latest date for which figures are at present available, there were on the registers of public 1869 elementary schools in England and Wales 53,888 children who had attained the age of 14 years and 3 months.