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Primary Education: Closures

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many village primary schools have been closed since 1998. (194967)

The following table shows the number of rural primary schools that have closed between 1998 and 2007.

Number of rural school closures1

1998

5

1999

2

2000

2

2001

3

2002

5

2003

12

2004

9

2005

8

2006

7

2007

8

1 Figures show actual school closures and do not include school amalgamations (eg. infant and junior schools amalgamating on one site).