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Nursery Schools

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many nursery schools have closed since May 1979.

Records are available only from May 1980, since it was only with the Education Act 1980 that proposals to close nursery schools became subject to statutory procedures. Since then approval has been given for the closure of 17 nursery schools, 14 of which have had their nursery accommodation absorbed into extended or reorganised primary schools.