§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of the proposed catchment area of the planned senior Felixstowe comprehensive school, and an estimate based on the present attendance of the numbers who will attend as of right and those whose admission will be subject to some form of examination or interview; and if he will specify the form envisaged for the latter.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
I understand that the catchment area of the proposed middle and high schools in Felixstowe will comprise:
- Felixstowe Urban District, the parishes of
- Stratton Hall,
- Trimley St. Martin,
- Trimley St. Mary,
- and that part of Bawdsey parish near to Bawdsey Ferry.
- The parishes of
- Purdis Farm,
- West part of Martlesham and that part of Bawdsey parish comprising Bawdsey Village.
The authority proposes that children in the areas in List A will be admitted to the middle school and proceed to the high school without undergoing a selection test. The present estimated number of these children is 200. It contemplates that children in the areas in List B (the present estimated number is 130) will go through a selection procedure involving intelligence and attainment tests, and taking account of teachers' reports.