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School Closures

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in respect of each of those local education authority-maintained single-sex schools in South and West Yorkshire which have been closed since 1985, he will list (i) the gender of pupils, (ii) the maintaining local authority and (iii) the number of pupils on roll and physical capacity of the school at the most recent convenient date before closure.

The information requested is given in the table. Information on school capacity is not available centrally. There have been no closures of single-sex schools in South Yorkshire since 1985.

Pupils on roll in January preceding closure date
Local education authorityBoysGirls
Calderdale
The Heath School345
The Princess Mary School368
Brighouse Girls Grammar School712
Hipperholme Grammar School13771

Pupils on roll in January preceding closure date

Local education authority

Boys

Girls

Rastrick Grammar School3396
Leeds
Moor Grange Boys High School98
West Park Girls High School93
St. Michael's RC College364
Notre Dame High School396

1 Became an independent school in September 1985.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in respect of each of those local education authority-maintained single-sex schools in (a) the former county of West Midlands and (b) Tyne and Wear which have been closed since 1985, he will list (i) the gender of pupils, (ii) the maintaining local authority and (iii) the number of pupils on roll and physical capacity of the school at the most recent convenient date before closure.

The information requested is given below. Information on school capacity is not available centrally. There have been no closures of single-sex schools in Tyne and Wear since 1985.

Pupils on roll in January preceding closure date
Local education authorityBoysGirls
Birmingham
Erdington School1529
Alderlea School55
Longmeadow School73
Selly Oak School97
Coventry
Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic Secondary School for Boys1717
Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic Secondary School for Girls1961
Dudley
Old Swinford Hospital School2544
1 Closed for the purposes of amalgamation.
2 Became a grant-maintained school in September 1989.