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Schools: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the potential effects on standards of attainment in maintained schools of the implementation by independent schools of Charity Commission guidance on bursary schemes; and if he will make a statement. (253323)

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, has made no assessment of the potential effects on standards of attainment in maintained schools of the implementation by independent schools of Charity Commission guidance on bursary schemes. It is for each independent school that has charitable status to decide for itself how to meet the public benefit requirement, having regard to the guidance published by the Charity Commission.