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Infant Schools

Volume 961: debated on Friday 26 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will have discussions with the Avon education committee concerning its provision of places at infant schools; and if she is satisfied that these are adequate places in the area for rising fives at infant schools for the April 1979 term.

My right hon. Friend understands that there is no shortage of places for children of statutory school age in Avon local education authority and that the admission of rising fives to school is a matter for the discretion of individual headteachers.