§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will publish a list of the proposals for new schools and new extensions to schools made to him by the West Suffolk Education Authority in respect of its school-building programme for the years 1968–69, 1969–70 and 1970–71, respectively, indicating the locations of the proposed new buildings involved in each:
(2) if he will list those school building projects recommended by the West Suffolk Education Authority to be started in the years 1968–69, 1969–70 and 1970–71 which he has not approved, or has called
WEST SUFFOLK—PROPOSALS SUBMITTED FOR MAJOR BUILDING PROGRAMMES, 1968–69 AND 1969–70 Place 1968–69 Proposal Remarks (a) Primary Schools Beyton New area school for 120 children to replace Beyton County Primary School and Drinkstone Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools. Not included in a programme. Clare New five-class school for 160 children as replacement for the existing County Primary school. Not included in a programme. Elmswell New school for 240 juniors and infants to replace present County Primary School. Not included in a programme. Great Waldingfield New school for 120 junior and infant pupils to replace existing Voluntary Controlled School. Included in 1969–70 programme—4 class school for 120 pupils. See Note 3. Ixworth New school for about 185 children to replace the existing Controlled Church of England School. Added to 1967–68 programme—5 class school for 160 pupils. Kedington New school for 280 pupils to replace the existing Voluntary Controlled School. Included in 1968–69 programme—5 class school: 200 places. See Note 2. Long Melford New school for 280 pupils to replace the existing Voluntary Controlled School. Not included in a programme. Mildenhall (Aided) Remodelling and extension Not included in a programme. Newmarket All Saints Junior and Infants (Aided) Schools. Remodelling and extension to produce a 280 place school. Not included in a programme. Bury St. Edmunds Two new schools each of 350 pupils to match new housing. Included in 1968–69 programme—280 places (Hospital Road area (Westgate School)). See Note 1. Included in 1968–69 programme—280 places (Nowton area). See Note 2.
in for futher review, giving where possible the reasons for his action in each case.
§ Miss Bacon
The projects put forward by the West Suffolk Local Education Authority for inclusion in the 1968–69 and 1969–70 major building programmes are set out in the table below: it shows which were included in a programme and which were not. The authority made no submission for the year 1970–71.
The cost of the proposals submitted by authorities far exceeded the resources available and it was possible to include in programmes only the most urgent projects submitted for West Suffolk. The resources which could be spared for improvement and replacement of schools were severely limited and were allocated mostly to schools in areas likely to be considered "educational priority areas".
We expect to complete within the next month, the review under Circular 6/68 of projects which authorities have asked to be allowed to start in the current year. A similar procedure will be introduced for 1969–70. The notes on the table indicate which projects are affected by these reviews.219W
Place Proposal Remarks (b) Middle Schools Bury St. Edmunds New school for 480 pupils in the Westley area to match new housing. Included in 1968–69 programme—new school for 420 pupils. See Note 2. Haverhill Two new middle schools of 520 pupils each, one to the south and one to the north of the town to match new housing. One school for 420 pupils included in 1968–69 programme. See Note 2. One school for 520 pupils included in 1968–69 programme. See Note 3. Hadleigh New school for 520 pupils to match new housing. Included in 1969–70 programme—school for 420. See Note 3. (c) Upper Schools Sudbury Instalment of new upper school for 1,110 pupils 13 to 18 years of age (to incorporate a previously approved replacement project for 450 pupils for Sudbury Boys' Secondary School). 350 extra places included in 1969–70 programme. See Note 3. Beyton/Ixworth New school for 1,150 pupils for secondary reorganisation and to meet rising numbers. 300 secondary places included in 1969–70 programme. See Note 3. 1969–70 (projects additional to those submitted but not approved for 1968–69) (a) Primary Schools Brandon New County Primary School for 280 children, partly to replace existing Junior and Infants' Schools, partly to provide places to match new housing. Included in 1969–70 programme—5 class school for 200. See Note 3. Mildenhall A second new County Primary School—340 pupils to match new housing. Included in 1969–70 programme—5 class school for 200. See Note 3. (b) Upper Schools Sudbury Project at (c) above increased to a new school for 1,260 pupils to match new housing and for secondary reorganisation. See (c) above.
1. Reviewed under Circular 6/68 procedure and authorised to start in 1968–69.
2. Under review under Circular 6/68 procedure: no decision yet reached.
3. These projects will be reviewed later in the year under arrangements yet to be announced but similar to those in Circular 6/68 for 1968–69.