HC Deb 20 December 1927 vol 212 c212
40. Mr. LOOKER

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware of the need of an elementary school at Eastwood on the Eastwood Lodge estate, on which there are some 250 children of school age who now have to walk in all weathers to a school a long way off; and can he take steps to have a building erected which will enable them to be educated nearer home?


According to the information before me, there were, in September last, only about 65 children from the Eastwood Lodge and Grosvenor estates attending the two nearest public elementary schools, neither or which is more than about a mile-and-a-half distant. The local authority are taking steps to increase the accommodation available at both these schools, a course which appears to be both educationally and economically preferable to the provision of a small new school on the housing estate. I shall, of course, he happy to consider any further information which my hon. Friend may be able to send me on the matter.