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Schools (Liverpool)

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total number of school closures has been in each Liverpool constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (99591)

The numbers of maintained schools closed in Liverpool, by parliamentary constituency, in the last five years are as follows:

Year closed

Annual total

Liverpool Garston

2001

6

2002

3

2003

1

2004

1

Grand total

11

Liverpool Riverside

2003

4

2004

5

2005

2

2006

1

Grand total

12

Liverpool Walton

2001

2

2002

4

2003

3

2004

3

2006

3

Grand Total

15

Liverpool Wavertree

2002

1

2003

1

2004

1

Grand total

3

Liverpool West Derby

2001

4

2002

7

2003

3

2004

3

Grand total

17

Notes: 1. The figures include schools that closed as a result of the amalgamation or merger of two or more schools; schools that have closed but re-opened as voluntary schools with a religious character; and schools that have closed in local education authorities that have moved from a three-tier to a two-tier system. 2. The figures are for maintained schools inclusive of special schools, but exclusive of local authority nursery schools. However, for information, there was only one such closure in 2003 in Liverpool Wavertree. Source: DfES

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the excess capacity has been in schools in each Liverpool constituency in each of the last five years. (99592)

The table shows the latest available information on excess capacity in (a) secondary, and (b) primary schools in each of the following constituencies. Data were not collected in 2002.

Constituency

2001

2003

2004

2005

Secondary surplus

Liverpool Garston

594

532

550

614

Liverpool Riverside

693

320

381

523

Liverpool Walton

823

627

803

898

Liverpool Wavertree

250

137

227

205

Liverpool W. Derby

625

593

878

921

Primary surplus

Liverpool Garston

770

1,318

1,131

847

Liverpool Riverside

1,511

1,256

962

925

Liverpool Walton

904

1,154

734

891

Liverpool Wavertree

892

719

745

855

Liverpool W. Derby

919

1481

1,139

1,202