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Ripon Grammar School Ballot

Volume 610: debated on Tuesday 22 February 2000

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asked Her Majesty's Government:For the ballot which is currently being held to end selection at Ripon Grammar School, whether they will list: (a) the names of each of the feeder schools where parents are eligible to vote; (b) the number of eligible parents at each school; (c) the total number of eligible parents at fee paying feeder schools; and (d) the number of eligible parents at fee paying feeder schools as a percentage of the total number of eligible parents. [HL1063]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment(Baroness Blackstone)

The feeder schools whose parents are eligible to vote in the current ballot are listed below with the number of eligible parents at each school. The total number of eligible parents originally identified at the three independent schools is 772. This is 25 per cent of the overall number of parents originally identified as eligible. It is not possible to give more precise figures, as some parents may have children at both maintained and independent schools.

Ripon Feeder Schools: Academic Year 1999–2000
SchoolNumber of eligible parentsIndependent?
Bishop Monkton CE PrimaryHG3 3QW102
Brackenfield PreparatoryHG1 2HE241Yes
Burneston CE PrimaryDL8 2HX158
Burton Leonard CE PrimaryHG3 3RW82
Fountains CE PrimaryHG4 3PJ124
Grewelthorpe CE PrimaryHG4 3BW63
Greystone County PrimaryHG4 IRW329
Grosvenor House SchoolHG3 2JG382Yes
Holy Trinity CE JuniorHG4 2ES424
Kirkby Malzeard CE PrimaryHG4 3RT102
Moorside County JuniorHG4 1SU210
Ripon Cathedral CE PrimaryHG4 1NA354
Ripon Cathedral Choir SchoolHG4149Yes
Sharow CE Primary SchoolHG4 5BJ80
St Wilfred's RC PrimaryHG4 2AL282
* The list of parents eligible to vote is provided by the schools themselves and includes some duplication where parents have children attending different feeder schools. After entering all the names onto a single computer database the Electoral Reform (Ballot Services) Ltd remove names entered more than once. The total number of eligible parents from the "cleared" database was 2,935, which resulted in a petition threshold of 587.