Schools White Paper

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove The Secretary of State for Education 12:31 pm, 24th November 2010

I thank the hon. Lady for a typically thoughtful question. We will work with local authorities, individual schools and others to revise the admissions code in order to achieve exactly the aim that she has described.

I recognise that when it comes to admissions, one of the problems is rationing access to good schools. I want to ensure that there are more good schools, so that more parents can receive the education that they deserve for their children. Sometimes there are difficult decisions to be made, and in those circumstances we need clear rules that are rigorously enforced in order to provide fairness. I want to ensure that there is buy-in from everyone to guarantee that fairness.