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Thomas Telford School: Admissions

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with the governing body of Thomas Telford School on allowing admissions of pupils living in the TF6 postcode area of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. (122614)

The Department has not had any discussions on this matter with the governing body of Thomas Telford School. Officials did contact the head teacher when the hon. Member first raised the issue in correspondence in autumn last year. The head teacher’s view was that the school did not wish to seek a change to its catchment area, but if the Admissions Forum requested a change they would consider it and if appropriate submit a request to the Secretary of State. No such request has been received.