HC Deb 14 May 1914 vol 62 cc1306-7W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether any dissatisfaction has been expressed to him or to the local education authorities with the instruction given in the Thorp schools, Surrey; whether a number of children who previously attended these schools are now daily taken to St. Anne's Heath council schools; whether the cost of conveying the children to the latter school is paid by the parents of the children or by the education authorities, or otherwise; and, if so, how?


The local education authority have informed me that they are aware of the dissatisfaction in the locality with regard to the form of the religious instruction given at the Thorp Church of England school. Neither the Board nor the authority have received any expression of dissatisfaction with the secular instruction. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative. The authority state that the cost of conveying the children to Egham St. Anne's council school is not borne by them, and they are not aware by whom it is borne.

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