HC Deb 04 April 1973 vol 854 c413
Mr. Ian Lloyd

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition on behalf of 3,000 members of the Purbrook Park County Grammar School Parent/Teacher Association and other interested residents of the area. The petition Sheweth that the Hampshire County Council proposes in its published scheme for the reorganisation of secondary education in the Havant and Waterloo area to change Purbrook Park County Grammar School to an 11–16 comprehensive school, removing a coeducational sixth form of 270 pupils with whose teaching every full-time member of the staff is involved. Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House may act so that Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Education and Science may consider alternative schemes for comprehensive reorganisation which will provide for the continuation of sixth form education at Purbrook Park and thus avoid the disadvantages to pupils inherent in the dispersal of an excellent staff —disadvantages which are aggravated by the inadequacy of provision for post-16 education and the consequent lack of any parental choice, and which are likely to become increasingly severe in the light of the planned expansion of the area. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.

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