Skip to main content

Bec Grammar School, Wandsworth

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.


asked the Minister of Education why she has refused to permit the London County Council to enlarge the Bec Grammar School into a comprehensive school.

I considered the London County Council's arguments in support of their proposal to provide an additional 1,500 secondary school places in Wandsworth by enlarging the Bec Grammar School to form a comprehensive school for about 2,000 boys. I studied the many objections received, the grounds on which they were made, and the Authority's observations on these objections. After taking into account the reputation of the Bec School, and the success with which it has served its purpose as a grammar school, I concluded that it would not be educationally advantageous to provide 1,500 additional places in the form proposed.