HC Deb 08 December 1976 vol 922 c238W
Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when her Department's report on 10 of the best secondary schools in the country, which is entitled "Common Ground", will be published; and if she will name the 10 schools concerned.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Early in 1977 the Department intends to publish a brief account of some aspects of the life and work of 10 secondary schools of different kinds. The 10 have been chosen not as "the best in the country" but as schools which are in some sense successful. The purpose has been to identify their individual strengths and to consider whether there are common factors which contribute to their success. The publication—the title of which remains to be decided—will not name the schools.