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 Post subject: School Leaving Age
PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 15:37 
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Can anyone recall in what year the school leaving age went up from 15 to 16?

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 Post subject: Re: School Leaving Age
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Apparently it was 1972.

Here's a BBC article.


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 Post subject: Re: School Leaving Age
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JB wrote:
Apparently it was 1972.

Here's a BBC article.

Gosh, thanks, JB. That's much later than I recalled, but suits me fine for ND. Interesting article, too, bless you. I must keep a copy.

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 Post subject: Re: School Leaving Age
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Much later than I thought, too - I remember the 1964 ROSLA but didn't realise it took so long to actually happen

I went to a grammar school, where the parents had to sign an agreement that we would stay to 16
- the age at which we took O levels (current Year 11) though leaving age was then 15. One girl in our year did leave esrly, don't knw if there would have been a fine for this.,


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 Post subject: Re: School Leaving Age
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JB wrote:
Apparently it was 1972.

Here's a BBC article.

Isn't the internet a wonderful source of answers? I read the question and was about to work it out as I was a young teacher when it happened. Thank you JB for extra few minutes gained. :D


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 Post subject: Re: School Leaving Age
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ivohenry wrote:
I went to a grammar school, where the parents had to sign an agreement that we would stay to 16
- the age at which we took O levels (current Year 11) though leaving age was then 15. One girl in our year did leave esrly, don't knw if there would have been a fine for this.
In theory, perhaps - in practice I suspect it would have been an agreement that a mistake had been made, as it were. We also had a girl in my year who left early - a younger version of Joan Baker - and although it was regarded as a bit of a shock and was gossiped about a bit, I don't recall anything about consequences. I also met and talked to her several years later, and she seemed to feel that it had all been dealt with sensibly. Not that that means there might not have been a different outcome in the case you knew of, ivohenry...


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