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Secondary School Reorganisation

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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23.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in considering schemes of secondary reorganisation, which is the minimum form entry he regards as necessary for a school to become viable with an appropriate sixth form.

In considering all proposals which would result in the establishment of new sixth forms, my right hon. and learned Friend is concerned to ensure that the provision proposed would offer an adequate range of courses without uneconomic staffing and without adversely affecting the lower school. Each proposal is considered separately in the light of its particular circumstances.

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will visit Batley to meet local councillors and teachers' representatives to discuss secondary school reorganisation.

No, but following a request from the Kirklees council I have asked my noble Friend the Minister of State to receive a deputation from the authority to discuss secondary school reorganisation.

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has considered the Tameside local education authority scheme for secondary school reorganisation; and if he will make a decision in time for reorganisation in September 1980.

I have yet to complete my consideration of these proposals but a decision will be taken as soon as possible.