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Post-war schools

The number of pupils in maintained schools doubled between 1945 and the early 1970s. The number of pupils in secondary schools increased sevenfold - from half a million to four million.

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Further reading

  • Kerckhoff, A.C., Going Comprehensive in England and Wales: A Study of Uneven Change (London: Routledge Falmer, 1996)
  • Gosden, P.H.J.H., The Education System Since 1944 (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1983)
  • Maclure, S., A History of Education in London 1870-1990 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990)
  • McKenzie, J., Changing Education: A Sociology of Education Since 1944 (Harlow: Pentice Hall, 2001)
  • Pedley, R., 2nd ed., The Comprehensive School (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972)
  • Rubinstein, D. & Simon, B., The Evolution of the Comprehensive School 1926-72 (London: Routledge, 1973)
  • Simon, B., Education and the Social Order, 1940-90 (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1990)