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Comprehensive Schools

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made towards the elimination of multi-site comprehensive schools.

According to a sample survey of school buildings about 20 per cent. of secondary schools in England and Wales, or 1,000 in all, were on two or more sites in 1976. The decline in school population should enable some split-site schools to concentrate their pupils on one site. The extent to which they do this will depend upon the priority local education authorities give within available resources to this aspect of school improvements in their area.