Schools: Closures

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) primary and (b) secondary schools closed in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The primary and secondary schools that have closed within the last five years, by year and local authority are shown in a document that has been placed in the House Library.

Schools can be closed for a number of reasons including: to meet demographic changes (population decline); as part of an amalgamation; to allow a Fresh Start school to replace a school in special measures; to allow a school with a religious character to replace a school without a religious character; or as part of another type of local reorganisation.

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