HC Deb 23 October 1946 vol 427 c401W
145. Mr. E. Evans

asked the Minister of Education the number of secondary schools for the deaf recognised by her Department; the number of deaf pupils receiving secondary education; the composition of the governing bodies of any such schools; and what are the financial resources at their disposal.

Mr. Hardman

Three special schools for the deaf are approved as secondary schools, one being of the grammar school type and the other two modern schools. Last January there were 131 pupils on the registers of these schools, but a further 1,581 pupils over the age of 11 were at that date being given secondary education in all-age special schools for the deaf. The Governing Body of the secondary grammar school for the deaf consists of four representative managers and four co-optative managers. The financial resources at the disposal of this school consist, apart from the freehold property and certain invested funds, in the fees they receive from local education authorities responsible for maintaining the pupils at the school. The other two secondary schools are maintained by local education authorities.