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Assisted Places

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what plans he has to expand the assisted places scheme among (a) public schools and (b)state schools;(2) how many public schools have applied to join the assisted places scheme;(3) if he will publish the numbers of pupils on the assisted places scheme and their schools for each year since the scheme began;(4) if he will publish the names of

(a) state schools, (b) public schools and (c) other schools participating in the assisted places scheme.

The assisted places scheme exists to give help with tuition fees at certain independent secondary schools to the parents of able children who might not otherwise attend those schools. A complete list of the participating schools in England and numbers of assisted pupils attending each school from 1985 onwards is given below. To provide a detailed breakdown of places before this date would incur disproportionate cost, and total figures only are given for the years 1981–84. As originally planned the scheme would have reached just over 33,000 places in England and Wales when fully developed. The Government now intend to raise that target to an eventual 35,000.Independent secondary schools in England were invited in October 1987 to apply to join the scheme or to take up additional places if they were already participants. The responses received are now under consideration. One hundred and twenty six new schools have applied to join the scheme and are being considered against the same criteria as apply to existing participants.

Total number of assisted place holders
School198519861987
Abbey School605769
Abingdon School858290
Aldenham School131624
Alice Ottley School556570
Alleyn's School158184198
Arnold School596776
Ashford School414143
Bancroft's School606876
Bath High School768590
Batley Grammar School198220249
Bedales School259
Bedford High School819192
Bedford Modern School131138136
Bedford School697576
Dame Alice Harpur School131134145
Belvedere School132150163
Berkhamsted School333329
Berkhamsted School for Girls252828
Birkenhead High School185226258
Birkenhead School193226245
Bishop's Stortford College182330
Blackheath High School8295101
Bolton School (Boys)186221262
Bolton School (Girls)183214251
Bradfield College410
Bradford Girls' Grammar School444858
Bradford Grammar School150179201
Brentwood School8697101
Brighton and Hove High School146164152
Brighton College698699
Bristol Cathedral School109126150
Bristol Grammar School194232263
Bromley High School93107120

School

1985

1986

1987

Bruton School for Girls110123127
Bury Grammar School (Boys)153181198
Bury Grammar School (Girls)182209229
Canford School283435
Carmel College647191
Casterton School414243
Caterham School106104109
Central Newcastle High School85103112
Charterhouse141414
Cheadle Hulme School101117129
Chigwell School576570
Churcher's College8798112
City of London School100111124
City of London School for Girls8294104
Clifton College505967
Clifton High School464852
Colfe's School154175183
Colston's School788789
Colston's Girls' School105125145
Coventry Schools177213245
Cranleigh School373938
Croydon High School95105119
Culford School404546
Dame Allan's Boys' School111131142
Dame Allan's Girls' School106115127
Dauntsey's School475054
Denstone College91106114
Dulwich College219245273
Edgehill College94111123
Eltham College8390104
Emanuel School224260289
Epsom College323030
Exeter School136153164
Farnborough Hill School148170181
Felsted School404447
Forest School115126138
Friends' School747979
Godolphin and Latymer School149169182
Gresham's School91010
Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree172207229
Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Elstree119122137
Hampton School154174197
Harrogate College161718
Hereford Cathedral School181210233
Highgate School363233
Hulme Grammar (Boys)159185203
Hulme Grammar (Girls)141153178
Hymers College133141152
Ipswich High School114126136
Ipswich School596979
James Allen's Girls School119145157
John Lyon School869394
Kent College627180
King Edward's School at Bath99113128
King Edward's School, Birmingham222260281
King Edward VI High School, Birmingham149160173
King Edward VII School, Lytham168195214
King Edward VI School, Norwich91105101
King Edward VI School, Southampton184197222
King Edward's School, Witley556776
King's College School758693
King's High School for Girls, Warwick136153170
King's School, Chester737994
King's School, Macclesfield144157177
King's School, Rochester515657
King's School, Worcester93120136
Kingston Grammar School110128129
Kingswood School363736
Kirkham Grammar School395563
Lady Eleanor Holies School566674
La Sagesse Convent School120136143
Latymer Upper School244275291
Leeds Girls' High School105122127
Leeds Grammar School168177194
Leys School272829

School

1985

1986

1987

Liverpool College122150174
Lord Wandsworth College637378
Loreto Convent Grammar School596671
Loughborough Grammar School98111120
Loughborough High School779094
Magdalen College School100111117
Malvern College505457
Manchester Grammar School205235271
Manchester High School129143165
Maynard School136159158
Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool149169186
Merchant Taylors' School for Girls, Liverpool123149171
Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood738185
Mill Hill School606478
Monkton Combe School323738
Mount St. Mary's College596459
Newcastle Under Lyme School340408459
Northampton High School171182178
North London Collegiate School596473
Norwich High School153170171
Nottingham Girls' High School154165188
Nottingham High School507089
Notting Hill and Ealing High School7295116
Old Palace School147166195
Oxford High School688497
Perse School for Boys455157
Perse School for Girls687379
Plymouth College141169182
Pocklington School113126131
Portsmouth Grammar School131164188
Portsmouth High School127140149
Putney High School9198105
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn202220246
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield127143153
Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School, Bristol120144168
Queen Mary School, Lytham193215237
Queen's College, Taunton546063
Queens College, London546068
Queen's School, Chester707984
Ratcliffe College374652
Redland High School606979
Red Maid's School121140157
Reigate Grammar School7994109
Repton School334045
Rossall School313543
Royal Grammar School, Guildford107118116
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle231287308
Royal Grammar School, Worcester105144185
St. Albans School109119124
St. Albans High School for Girls485859
St. Ambrose College767787
St. Anselm's College139167175
St. Bede's College157194213
St. Bees School677682
St. Benedict's School586471
St. Catherine's School242936
St. Dunstan's College133149160
St. Edmund's College, Ware526365
St. Edward's College, Liverpool273330385
St. George's College213028
St. Helen's School293228
St. John's College142158181
St. John's School, Leatherhead81415
St. Joseph's College606876
St. Joseph's Convent103117121
St. Mary's College185220246
St. Mary's Convent768495
St. Mary's Hall294049
St. Maur's Convent516062
St. Paul's School647172
St. Paul's Girls' School505263
St. Peter's School82111124
St. Swithun's School353

School

1985

1986

1987

Salesian College848586
School of St. Helen and St. Katherine7592103
Sedbergh School192427
Sheffield High School808499
Shrewsbury High School696985
Sir William Perkin's School808487
South Hampstead High School566064
Stamford School586271
Stamford High School515664
Stockport Grammar School195227269
Stonyhurst College252824
Stowe School755
Streatham Hill and Clapham High School121135154
Sutton High School556166
Sutton Valence School364650
Sydenham High School8795109
Talbot Heath School122135139
Taunton School384450
Tonbridge School232
Trent College96114116
Trinity School of John Whitgift104125136
Truro School8095110
Truro High School555455
University College School526069
Upton Hall Convent School122143153
Ursuline High School102118133
Wakefield High School115127143
Walthamstow Hall557877
Warwick School124126137
Wellingborough School495455
Wellington College384344
Wellington School165190199
Wells Cathedral School626666
West Buckland School284052
Westminster School112026
Whitgift School7790101
William Hulme Grammar School155181207
Wimbledon High School565863
Winchester College212425
Wisbech Grammar School145192236
Withington Girls' School738189
Wolverhampton Grammar School224250260
Woodbridge School7793101
Woodhouse Grove School82103113
Wycliffe College394342
TOTAL21,41224,47826,900

Total numbers of assisted place holders 1981 to 1984

Number

19814,185
19828,616
198313,102
198417,386

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many applications have been received for places under the assisted places scheme in Cheshire; and if he will give comparable figures for previous years.

The recruitment of assisted pupils is a matter for the schools participating in the scheme. Information regarding applications for assisted places is not collected centrally.