HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 cc265-6W
33. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will make a statement on the reorganisation of secondary education in the county borough of Sunderland and the proposed Carley Hill School.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Proposals for which notices were published in December 1972 are being examined in my Department. I understand that Carley Hill is the proposed location for the 900-place school included in the recently announced programme of replacement of old secondary schools to start in 1975–76. Statutory notices under Section 13 of the Education Act 1944, as amended, will have to be published in respect of this school in due course.

Sir Gilbert Longden

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many secondary grammar, secondary modern, secondary technical and comprehensive schools there were in England and Wales at the nearest convenient date; and how many pupils were at that date being educated in each type of secondary school.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Following is the information:

Schools Pupils
Grammar 893 540,049
Modern 2,218 1,085,850
Technical 58 33,271
Comprehensive 1,591 1,337,242

In addition, there were 266 secondary schools which did not fall into any of these categories and which had 180,082 pupils.