HC Deb 28 November 1946 vol 430 c345W
106. Mr. C. Smith

asked the Minister of Education whether she is aware that the school in the village of Salcott, Essex, has been closed for a number of years, as a result of which all children are obliged to travel to school at Birch, a distance of some miles; that it is the desire of the overwhelming majority of the parents there that children between the ages of five and 11 years should receive their education in the village; and whether she will give any indication when the school at Salcott will be reopened.

Mr. Hardman

The Salcott and Virley junior and infants school was formally closed with the agreement of the managers in November, 1938, and its pupils conveyed to the Birch Church of England School. Any proposal to reopen the school would require consultation with the local education authority and would involve the publication of notices in accordance with Section 13 of the Education Act, 1944.

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