§ Sir P. Rawlinson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many boys and girls are now pupils in grammar schools within the border of the county of Surrey, and the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, respectively; and what is the estimated number of children in Surrey at present receiving education at fee-paying establishments.
§ Mr. Crosland
The following table provides information relating to pupils attending grammar schools maintained by the Surrey and Kington-on-Thames local education authorities and to senior pupils in direct grant grammar schools situated in the areas of those authorities in January, 1967.
Boys Girls Total Grammar Schools maintained by Surrey Local Education Authority 5,715 5,814 11,529 Direct Grant Grammar Schools in Administrative County of Surrey 398 Nil 398 Grammar Schools maintained by Kingston-on-Thames Local Education Authority 718 605 1,323 Direct Grant Grammar Schools in Borough of Kingston-on-Thames 542 Nil 542
About 29,000 children, including some 12,000 of secondary school age, attend independent schools situated in Surrey.