HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc372-3W
Mr. George Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what new school buildings currently under construction are likely to be completed in the Northumberland area in each of the next three years.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Major school building projects under construction in the Northumberland area and likely to be completed in the next three years are:

Approved for 1972–73 Programme (Authorised Starts)

  • Ashington Hirst County Middle.
  • Ashington R.C. Primary.
  • Wallsend St. Columba's R.C. Primary.
  • Stobswood County Primary.
  • Wallsend Carville County First.

Approved for 1973–74 Programme (1972–73 Design List)

  • Red Row County Infants.
  • Wallsend Buddle County Middle.
  • Ellington County Infants.

Submitted for 1974–75 Programme

  • Hexham R.C. Middle.
  • Blyth R.C. Primary.
  • Acomb County Primary
  • Astley County First.
  • South Gosforth First.
  • Haltwistle County First
  • Palmersville County First
  • Prudhoe R.C. Primary.
  • Bells Close R.C. Primary
  • Wallsend Richardson Dees County First.
  • Berwick C.E. Primary.
  • Berwick County Primary.

Balance of List awaiting specific proposals

  • Alnwick North County Infants.
  • Blanchland C.E. Primary.
  • 373
  • Blyth Plessey Road County Primary.
  • Blyth St. Wilfred's R.C. Junior.
  • Blyth St. Wilfred's R.C. Infants.
  • Greenhead C.E. Primary.
  • Harbottle C.E. Primary.
  • Hartleyburn County Primary.
  • Haydon Bridge Endowed Primary.
  • Herdley Bank County Primary.
  • Holy Island C.E. Primary.
  • Mickley County Primary.
  • Nedderton County Primary.
  • Newburn Manor County Junior.
  • New Hartley County First
  • North Seaton County Primary.
  • Rennington C.E. Primary.
  • Shilbottle C.E. Primary.
  • Wark County Primary.
  • Whalton C.E. Primary.
  • Wallsend C.E. Middle.
  • Willington Quay Bewicke County First.

Mr. George Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many nursery schools there are in Northumberland; and what new nursery schools are planned during the next three years.

Mr. van Straubenzee

There are no nursery schools in Northumberland. In January, 1971, there were three nursery classes with 66 pupils, and seven more, providing 210 places, have been approved under the urban programme in the last year. Work on these should be complete by March, 1973. Local authorities will be invited shortly to submit further proposals under the urban programme for starting after that date.