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Direct Grant Schools

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1), in view of the present economic situation continuing, if he will defer phasing out the direct grant schools in September 1976;(2) whether he proposes to compensate the direct grant schools for a material change in the position scheduled for September 1976.

I shall inform the House as soon as possible of the action I intend to take in respect of the direct grant schools.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many direct grant schools are affected by his proposals; and what is their location by county.

There are 174 direct grant grammar schools in England and Wales. Their location by county is as follows:

England
Avon9
Bedfordshire2
Berkshire1
Cambridgeshire3
Cheshire3
Cornwall2
Devon8
Dorset1
Durham1
East Sussex1
Essex2
Greater London20
Greater Manchester23
Hampshire4
Hereford and Worcester2
Hertfordshire3
Humberside2
Kent2
Lancashire12
Leicestershire2
Lincolnshire2
Merseyside16
Norfolk3
Northamptonshire3
Oxfordshire4
Salop1
Somerset1
South Yorkshire3
Staffordshire2
Suffolk4
Surrey1
Tyne and Wear7
Warwickshire1
West Midlands4
West Yorkshire11
Wiltshire1
Wales
Gwent2
Gwynedd1
Mid Glamorgan1