The Hadow Report (1926)
It also recommended the setting up of 3 different schools after 15:
Secondary (Grammar) Schools, Junior Technical Schools and Central (Modern)Schools.
These would provide an education that was suited to the students' ability and aptitudes.
Spens Report (1938)
Made similar recommendations to the Hadow Report, but they were all ignored.
There were 5 1/2 million children in elementary schools.
Over 600,000 in some form of secondary schools.
There were 30,000 undergraduates in universities, some in new 'civic' universities which were just beginning to develop.
Out of every 1,000 children at an elementary school, only 4 reached a university.
Less than 1 in 1,000 reached Oxbridge.
A third of those entering universities came from grant-aided schools.