To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which non-grammar schools have special dispensation to operate a partial system of selection by ability based on grandfathered rights; and if he will make a statement.
Legislation prevents admission authorities from introducing new selection by high academic ability. Schools that selected a proportion of their pupils in this way at the beginning of the 1997-98 school year may continue to do so but they must publish a notice each year to inform parents who may wish to exercise their right to object to the Adjudicator.
We do not formally collect information about which schools select a proportion of their pupils in this way. However the Department is aware of 40 such schools and they are shown in the following table.
|1||Barnet||Mill Hill School|
|4||Buckinghamshire||Waddesdon C of E School|
|5||Croydon||Edenham High School|
|6||Riddlesdown High School|
|8||Shirley High School|
|9||Dorset||Budmouth Technology College|
|10||Dudley||Old Swinford Hospital School|
|11||Havering||Coopers' Company and Coborn|
|13||St. Clement Danes|
|15||Dame Alice Owen|
|24||Lancashire||Ripley St. Thomas CE High|
|25||Lincolnshire||Spilsbury King Edward VI|
|26||Liverpool||Archbishop Blanch CE High School|
|27||King David High School|
|28||St. Edward's College|
|29||St. Hilda's CE High School|
|30||St. Margaret's CE High School|
|32||Southampton||St. Anne's Convent School|
|33||Southend||St. Bernard's High School|
|34||St. Thomas More High School for Boys|
|35||Surrey||Roseberry Girls School|