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Grant-Maintained Schools

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the applications for grant-maintained school status notified to his Department from within the seven counties of the south-west.

Of the 54 proposals for GM Status that have so far reached my right hon. Friend for a decision, he has approved 44 schools. The approvals include seven schools in the south-west. Three schools in that area had their applications rejected. The list of applications is as follows.

List of schools in the seven counties of the south west who have applied for grant-maintained status
County and SchoolApplication Details
Avon
Beechen Cliff School, BathApproved, now incorporated.
Dorset
Bournemouth Grammar SchoolApproved for incorporation on 1 September 1990.
Foster's Grammar School for Boys' SherborneRejected.
Lord Digby's School for Girls, Sherborne.Rejected.
Devon
Colyton Grammar SchoolApproved, now incorporated.
Gloucestershire
Ribston Hall High School, GloucesterApproved, now incorporated.

County and School

Application Details

Marling School, StroudApproved for incorporation on 1 September 1990.
Stroud Girls' High SchoolApproved for incorporation on 1 September 1990.
Pate's Grammar School, CheltenhamApproved for incorporation on 1 September 1990.
Highwood, School, NailsworthRejected.

Currently, no schools in Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire have applied for GM status.