HC Deb 02 July 1888 vol 328 c54
MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham, W.)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether 209, and not 63, of the scholars at present in the People's College Board Schools are juniors; whether, out of 800 scholars on the books, only 77 have come from other Board Schools; whether he is aware that at the All Saints' Church of England School in Nottingham, a higher fee and higher grade school, there are at the same time large junior and infants departments provided; and whether the advantages of an arrangement sanctioned in the case of a denominational school will continue to be denied to a school under the School Board of the town of Nottingham?


At the date of the latest Returns in the possession of the Department there were 63 scholars under nine years old in the People's College, and out of 745 names on the books 175 had passed Standard V. in other schools. All Saints' Church of England School is not a higher grade school, but a school of the ordinary type, though in the boys' department some instruction of a more advanced character is given, and the fees generally, which vary very much, are higher than usual, to suit the class of parents whose children attend it; but this is an arrangement over which the Department have no control, and have neither sanctioned nor been asked to sanction. I may add that the latest proposals of the Board are still under consideration.