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Comprehensive Schools (New Entrants)

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidelines his Department is laying down for local education authorities engaged in the transition to a fully comprehensive system with regard to the placement of new entrants to comprehensive schools; and if he is satisfied with the working of those guidelines so far.

The allocation of school places is a matter for local education authorities. Parents who are aggrieved by the operation of a local allocation procedure may complain to my right hon. Friend, who will consider such complaints in the light of the particular circumstances and the relevant provisions of the Education Acts.