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Schools: Admissions

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which non-grammar schools have special dispensation to operate a partial system of selection by ability based on grandfathered rights; and if he will make a statement. (201090)

Legislation prevents admission authorities from introducing new selection by high academic ability. Schools that selected a proportion of their pupils in this way at the beginning of the 1997-98 school year may continue to do so but they must publish a notice each year to inform parents who may wish to exercise their right to object to the Adjudicator.

We do not formally collect information about which schools select a proportion of their pupils in this way. However the Department is aware of 40 such schools and they are shown in the following table.

LEA

School

1

Barnet

Mill Hill School

2

Bexley

Erith School

3

Birmingham

Ninestiles School

4

Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon C of E School

5

Croydon

Edenham High School

6

Riddlesdown High School

7

Archbishop Lanfranc

8

Shirley High School

9

Dorset

Budmouth Technology College

10

Dudley

Old Swinford Hospital School

11

Havering

Coopers' Company and Coborn

12

Hertfordshire

Queens' School

13

St. Clement Danes

14

Parmiter's School

15

Dame Alice Owen

16

Rickmansworth

17

Watford Boys

18

Watford Girls

19

Kent

Homewood School

20

Archbishop's

21

Chaucer

22

Westlands

23

Kingston

Holy Cross

24

Lancashire

Ripley St. Thomas CE High

25

Lincolnshire

Spilsbury King Edward VI

26

Liverpool

Archbishop Blanch CE High School

27

King David High School

28

St. Edward's College

29

St. Hilda's CE High School

30

St. Margaret’s CE High School

31

Peterborough

Kings School

32

Southampton

St. Anne's Convent School

33

Southend

St. Bernard's High School

34

St. Thomas More High School for Boys

35

Surrey

Roseberry Girls School

36

Wandsworth

Burntwood

37

Ernest Bevin

38

Chestnut Grove

39

Graveney

40

Warwickshire

Ashlawn School