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Comprehensive Schools

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will publish a list of all comprehensive schools that have been closed in Wales under a Section 13 proposal;(2) how many comprehensive schools have been closed in Wales in the last 10 years.

All school closures require approval by my right hon. and learned Friend under the provisions of Section 13 of the Education Act 1944. Such approval has been given to the closure of the following comprehensive schools in the last 10 years:

  • Glyndwr Junior High School, Rhyl.
  • Shotton Junior High School
  • St. Julian's Junior High School, Newport Ogmore Comprehensive School
  • Glanmor Senior Girls Comprehensive School, Swansea
In most cases the closure of comprehensive schools is associated with further reorganisation of secondary education in the area concerned. Not all schemes of reorganisation involve school closures, however.