School Accommodation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

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asked the President of the Board of Education the number of elementary, secondary and other higher educational institutions that have been built and opened in this country for each of the years from 1910 to date, and the accommodation provided thereby?

Mr. LEWIS:

I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures promised:

(3) TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS, ENGLAND AND WALES.
Year.Number of schools opened.Year.Number of schools opened.
191021918
191141919
1912819201
191371921
1914519222
19152(temporary buildings).
19161
1917

NOTE.—No figure comparable with that which can be given for a school attended by full time pupils, such as an Elementary or Secondary school, can be given for Technical Schools or Schools of Art, which provide for students who come for a variety of courses of study and for weekly periods of attendance which are not uniform. The accommodation of such institutions could only be stated at the cost of very considerable labour in the form of a schedule of classrooms, laboratories, workshops, etc., with a statement of the number of places available in each.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

66.

further asked for the number of persons, male and female, respectively, admitted into institutions for training as teachers each year since 1913, the number who have qualified for the profession in each year, and the number of persons who have sat for examination for the degrees of B.A. and B.Sc., respectively, covering the same period, and the number who passed those degrees?

Mr. LEWIS:

I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

(1) TRAINING COLLEGES FOE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS.
Number of students admitted.
Year.Men.Women.Total.
1913–141,9303,7355,665
1914–151,6343,7405,374
1915–169723,9444,916
1916–173194,1224,441
1917–181924,3144,506
1918–194654,4524,917
1919–203,1054,6197,724
1920–212,5894,8147,403
1921–222,8825,4668,348

The total number of students who qualified for the certificate in each year is as follows:

19144,973
19154,400
19163,847
19173,865
19183,827
19194,058
19204,570
19215,834

Owing to the necessary curtailment of the Board's statistics during the War, it is not possible to give figures for men and women separately; and to tabulate details of the number of students who sat for and passed the B.A. and B.Sc. examinations would involve disproportionate labour which, in present circumstances, I do not think I should be justified in undertaking.

(2) There are also recognised courses of training for secondary teachers in training departments, secondary training colleges and secondary schools. The number of students admitted to these courses since 1913–14 is as follows:

Year.Men.Women.Total.
1913–1437143180
1914–1519218237
1915–1611203214
1916–178127135
1917–189105114
1918–1911117128
1919–2043182225
1920–2178180258
1921–22214266480

N.B.—A number of the students included in this table are transfers from the Elementary side of the Training Departments, and consequently do not represent new entrants to the teaching profession.

The Board do not prescribe specific qualifications for teachers employed in secondary schools.