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School Closures

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Isle of Ely, Official Report, 9 November, c. 112, if he will list the schools for which he rejected proposals for closure in 1980–81 and the local education authority in which each of these schools is located.

Pursuant to my reply to the hon. Member on 9 November, listed as follows are the names of schools for which closure proposals have been rejected along with the local education authorities in which they are located.

Year and SchoolLocal Education Authority
St. Matthias' CE Primary School (E14)*ILEA
St. Matthias' CE Primary School (E2)ILEA
Newport Girls' High SchoolShropshire
Northway County Middle SchoolOxfordshire
Batley Grammar School for GirlsKirklees
Bishop Vesey's Grammar SchoolBirmingham
Central First SchoolNorth Tyneside
Brodsworth CE First and Middle SchoolDoncaster
Armthorpe CE Infants SchoolDoncaster
Sykehouse First SchoolDoncaster
St. Lukes CE First SchoolBradford
Royal Forest of Dean Grammar SchoolGloucestershire
Liverpool Institute High School For GirlsLiverpool
Lawrence Secondary School for Girls*Liverpool
Fairfield Secondary Girls*Liverpool
Three secondary schools (sites not specified in proposals)Knowsley
Pelham High SchoolMerton
Davidson High School*Croydon
South Norwood High School*Croydon
Ecclesbourne Girls School*Croydon
Norbury manor Boys SchoolCroydon
Lady Edridge Girls SchoolCroydon
Heath Clarke High School*Croydon
John Newnham High SchoolCroydon
Keighley Strong Close NurseryBradford
Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary SchoolLancashire
Year and SchoolLocal Education Authority
Oldfield First SchoolBradford
Dodworth CE Infants SchoolBarnsley
Harlow County Middle SchoolOxfordshire
Thomas Wall NurserySutton
Clifford CE First SchoolSheffield
Rushbury CE Primary SchoolShropshire
Pamphill CE Primary SchoolDorset
Willmington Secondary SchoolKent
Harwell NurseryOxfordshire
Newport Girls High SchoolShropshire
Hereford and
Samuel Southall Secondary SchoolWorcester
Beadnell CE First SchoolNorthumberland

* These schools were the subject of further closure proposals which the Secretary of State approved in 1982.