HC Deb 18 November 1937 vol 329 c596W
Mr. Wakefield

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware of the grave dissatisfaction which exists at Highworth over the decision of the Wiltshire County Council to transfer large numbers of pupils several miles daily from Highworth to Stratton for their education; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the unsatisfactory position which now exists?

Mr. Lindsay

The Board are aware that dissatisfaction has been expressed with the decision of the local education authority for Wiltshire to provide for the older children of Highworth at the senior school at Stratton. The number of senior children at Highworth, however, is not sufficient to justify the provision of a separate senior school for them at High-worth, and it is only by attending the school at Stratton that they can obtain the educational advantages of a properly organised senior school. The matter has been carefully considered, and my Noble Friend sees no ground for intervening.