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Grant-Maintained Schools

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list all schools which had achieved grant-maintained status by 1 April 1990 showing for each (a) the total amount of public funding in 1990–91 with all allocations under different heads, (b) the number of pupils, the age range and the number of pupils in each year group and (c) the total funding for each school under its last year of local education authority funding.

The table below shows the full-year equivalent amounts of annual maintenance grant—AMG—received by the first 20 grant-maintained schools last year. Provisional figures for 1990–91 have been set at a standard notional 6 per cent. above these amounts. Calculations of final AMG figures for 1990–91 are now being finalised as the Department receives information from relevant local education authorities about their spending plans for the year.The 1989–90 figures below do, in turn, reflect a 6·6 per cent. increase over what we estimate to have been LEA direct spending levels on these schools in 1988–89. In addition to AMG, schools receive small special purpose grants, for example to mirror what is available to LEAs under the Government's education support grant scheme.

Grant-maintained schools Annual maintenance grant (AMG) and pupil numbers for 1989–90

Pupil numbers3

Name of school1

Former LEA

Total AMG2


Aged 11 or under

Aged 12

Aged 13

Aged 14

Aged 15

Aged 16

Aged 17

Aged 18

Aged 19

Audenshaw HighTameside1,222,9987251411481461411490000
Bacup and RawtenstallLancashire1,354,254741113105111118111918750
Bankfield HighCheshire1,008,831434649670991050000
Castle Hall MiddleKirklees618,989381


King's GranthamLincolnshire1,230,509747114117118117106868360
London OratoryILEA53,372,1231,16817717718018216617190250
Old SwinfordDudley1,029,9675445665887985848340
Queen Elizabeth'sLincolnshire609,0913293547595555473100
Queen Elizabeth'sBarnet1,857,6231,036179180180172175826260
St. Francis XavierLiverpool2,016,0081,008017717818317416176554
St. James's CEBolton1,096,270662951161511431561000
Small HeathBirmingham1,746,4327711511591181631773000
Wilmington GirlsKent811,0614515974528289534200

1Eighteen schools began operating as grant-maintained from September 1989. A further two began doing so from January 1990.

2Full-year equivalent figures.

3Based on January 1989 figures, as used for 1989–90 AMG calculations.

4Includes 91 pupils under 11 as the school has a 9 to 13 age range.

5 With effect from 1 April 1990, the relevant LEA became Hammersmith and Fulham.