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Comprehensive Schools

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he has issued to local education authorities in respect of the minimum size of comprehensive secondary schools; and if he will make a statement. [131290]

The Department issues non-statutory guidance in Building Bulletin 82: "Area Guidelines for Schools". This document, which is currently being revised, gives recommendations on overall floor areas and the sizes of individual spaces in relation to the number of pupils.