Comprehensive Schools

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 21st July 1949

asked the Minister of Education what is the number of pupils on the roll in each of the comprehensive secondary schools now open; and the estimated enrolment of any such school due to open in September, 1949.

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

As the answer to the first part of the Question contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. No such school is expected to open next September.

Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East

Can my right hon. Friend at any rate say what the average enrolment of the new schools to be opened this year will be?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

The hon. Member had better read my answer.

Photo of Mr Thomas Peart Mr Thomas Peart , Workington

In view of the importance of comprehensive schools, will my right hon. Friend give the number of such schools and the county administrative areas in which they are located?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

My answer relates to certain schools in certain areas.

Following is the information:

NUMBERS ON REGISTER AT COMPREHENSIVE SECONDARY SCHOOLS, JANUARY, 1949
BoysGirls
Joseph Leckie School, Walsall340349
Evelyns School, Uxbridge, Middlesex.465508
Parkfield School, Potters Bar, Middlesex.254216
Hayes and Harlington School, Mellow Lane, Middlesex.726631