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Schools: Specialist Schools

Volume 685: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why they do not permit academic colleges specialising in teaching those with high overall academic promise in addition to the 10 different types of specialist schools which are permitted.[HL7686]

The specialist schools programme is open to all maintained secondary schools including grammar schools. One of the overall aims of the programme is to strengthen and develop the quality of teaching and learning strategies, which includes provision for gifted and talented pupils. Specialist schools submit plans to the DfES which detail provision that schools intend to supply for gifted and talented students both in their own and partner schools.