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11-Plus Examination

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which education authorities are still using the 11-plus selection examination for secondary eduction; and if any authorities have added themselves since the recent Education Act was passed.

Information about examinations or other arrangements adopted by local education authorities for the admission of pupils to their schools is not held by the Department. However, in September 1980 admission to secondary schools in parts of 36 local education authorities will be based on selection according to ability. These are listed below. There have been no additions to this number since the passage of either the 1979 or of the 1980 Education Acts.

  • Barnet.
  • Bexley.
  • Bromley.
  • Enfield.
  • Kingston-upon-Thames.
  • Redbridge.
  • Sutton.
  • Birmingham.
  • Walsall.
  • Wolverhampton.
  • Liverpool.
  • Wirral.
  • Bolton.
  • Trafford.
  • Calderdale.
  • Kirklees.
  • Avon.
  • Berkshire.
  • Buckinghamshire.
  • Cheshire.
  • Cumbria.
  • Derbyshire.
  • Devon.
  • Dorset.
  • Essex.
  • Gloucestershire.
  • Hereford & Worcester.
  • Kent.
  • Lancashire.
  • Lincolnshire.
  • Norfolk.
  • North Yorkshire.
  • Shropshire.
  • Staffordshire.
  • Warwickshire.
  • Wiltshire.