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New National Challenge Programme

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for the launch of the New National Challenge Programme; and if he will make a statement. (247477)

The National Challenge Programme was launched on 10 June 2008. It will continue to sustain schools in need of additional support to ensure no school has fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils securing five higher level GCSEs including English and mathematics by 2011.