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Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many competitions for new schools were won by (a) academies, (b) local authority schools and (c) other schools in each month since January 2006; and if he will make a statement. (167782)

The following table shows the number of competitions won, in each month, by proposals for new academies and schools proposed by local authorities (LAs):

Decision dateCompetitionWinning school proposal


LA maintained school

May 2007



July 2007

Southampton (East) and Southampton (West)


August 2007

Lincolnshire (Gainsborough)


1 Community school.

There were no school competitions decided in 2006. The Lincolnshire and Southampton competitions were decided by the local authorities since they had not entered proposals of their own into the competitions; the Haringey competition was decided by the Schools Adjudicator.

A further four competitions are currently in progress in Salford, Devon, West Sussex and Cambridgeshire.