HC Deb 01 March 1962 vol 654 cc1520-1
26. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education how many all-age schools remain in Hampshire.

Sir D. Eccles

Two, of which one will be reorganised very shortly on the opening of the Hayling County Secondary School.

Dr. King

Is the Minister aware that the surviving one is a Roman Catholic School in which children aged from 11 to 15 spend the whole of their secondary school life in two classrooms? There is no provision for handicraft. There is no domestic science room. There are none of the amenities of secondary-modern education. These children are being deprived of their birthright. Will the right hon. Gentleman do what he can to expedite the demand of the Roman Catholic community that this school appears in an early school building programme?

Sir D. Eccles

Yes. I have looked at this school. I agree that it should be reorganised, but I understand that there have been some difficulties about finding a site.