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Direct Grant List

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Education upon what principles she is deciding which schools, which were on the Direct Grant list on 1st April, 1945, should be on the new Direct Grant List.

The general principles are those recommended in paragraph 177 of the Fleming Committee's Report. An overriding consideration in all cases is the need for securing an adequate provision of free secondary education in the area; and in the case of applications from schools previously aided by the local education authority very special circumstances have to be shown before a school is accepted.