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Schools: Stoke on Trent

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the likely effects on educational standards in Stoke-on-Trent over the next 10 years of the closure of Longton High School and Trentham High School. (228647)

DCSF officials have asked the council to set out its vision for transforming secondary education through a ‘Strategy for Change’ for BSF. This strategy must explain how the council proposes to raise secondary school standards and aspirations over the next 10 years, and address falling pupil numbers in the city. It will be assessed by the Department when formally submitted. The proposed plans for schools in Stoke are part of a strategic approach and should not be viewed in isolation.