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Comprehensive Schools (Sixth Forms)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if it is his policy to retain sixth forms with a full range of study options in comprehensive schools in which rolls fall.

My right hon. and learned Friend is concerned that sixth forms should be able to offer an adequate range of courses without uneconomic staffing and without adversely affecting the lower school. However, it is for local education authorities to review their provision as rolls fall and to make whatever proposals they consider necessary to safeguard their provision for 16–19 year olds.