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Grammar School Places

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Education why he has approved the construction of new grammar schools in four areas in which grammar places form more than 50 per cent. of total secondary places when no additional grammar places are being constructed in eight other areas which have less than 20 per cent. of grammar places.

For the reason given in answer to the hon. Member on 20th July last the new grammar school premises under construction in the first group of areas will not add to the number of grammar school places there. In the second group of areas additional places are being provided in one or more of the following ways: in direct grant and independent schools and other schools outside the authority's jurisdiction; by means of extensions to existing secondary schools; and by the provision of grammar courses in other kinds of secondary school.