§ Mr. STEPHEN
asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that the school at Woodnesborough, Kent, has been closed down and that children of all ages have two miles or over to go to Sandwich Council School, and that the latter school is now so crowded that there are not sufficient forms in some of the class rooms for the pupils in some of the classes; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
The Woodnesborough school was closed nearly three years ago, and I should not be able to approve any proposal to re-open it as a public elementary school unless its premises were much improved. I am informed that the present attendance at the Sandwich school is causing some inconvenience and that the local education authority are already considering a proposal for providing new accommodation.