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Schools (Yorkshire)

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

I beg leave to present to the House a petition signed by 6,000 residents, the majority of whom are parents of young children, and who live in Ingleby Barwick, a residential area in my constituency. They are requesting that the Government locate the rebuilding of Egglescliffe school in the Preston Park area of Stockton-on-Tees, so that the school will serve the two communities of Ingleby Barwick and Egglescliffe, delivering excellent education to all children.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Barwick, and others,

Declares that providing a secondary school of 900 places in or on the periphery of Barwick would offer choice and diversity to the parents and children of Ingleby Barwick, improve standards of education for children, and would allow children to be educated locally within their town; believes that this could be achieved by moving the secondary school currently based in Egglescliffe to Preston (within the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees) so that children from both areas could attend the school.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to support the request made by parents to move the secondary school currently based in Egglescliffe to Preston (within the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees) so that children from both areas could attend the school.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

[P000372]