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Higher Education: Greater Manchester

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of school leavers entered higher education in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.

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The department publishes annual information on the proportion of students from state-funded and special schools who entered higher education by age 19 by local authority in its ‘Widening Participation in Higher Education’ statistical release.

The table below shows figures for the latest five years for local authorities within Greater Manchester.

Table 1: Percentage of pupils from state-funded and special schools who entered Higher Education by age 19 by local authority.

Local Authority

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Bolton

40%

43%

43%

46%

43%

Bury

41%

44%

46%

43%

44%

Manchester

35%

37%

39%

39%

42%

Oldham

37%

40%

40%

40%

41%

Rochdale

37%

38%

40%

40%

39%

Salford

34%

32%

34%

33%

32%

Stockport

38%

39%

41%

40%

43%

Tameside

31%

35%

37%

36%

36%

Trafford

50%

52%

53%

54%

57%

Wigan

37%

38%

40%

41%

40%

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