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Grammar School Places, Somerset

Volume 645: debated on Wednesday 26 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Education what was the number of vacant places in grammar schools in Somerset at the latest convenient date.

I understand that the Somerset local education authority pro- vides a grammar school place for every pupil who qualifies in its selection arrangements. The number of pupils qualifying may vary from year to year and individual schools may take different numbers of pupils according both to the total numbers qualifying and to the preferences of parents for particular schools.