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Grammar Schools: Admissions

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the changes in grammar school admission numbers consequent upon the Building Schools for the Future programme in (a) Gravesham constituency and (b) nationally in the next three years; and if he will make a statement. (221895)

Each local authority assesses its pupil capacity just before entering the Building Schools for the Future programme. An estimated national figure for the overall programme is not available as local authorities are at different entry stages.

In Gravesham, there will be a reduction of around 60 pupils in each of the two grammar schools under the programme.