HC Deb 24 March 1976 vol 908 cc211-2W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children under the Cambridgeshire Education Authority who were selected for grammar-type schools at 13 years of age were rejected from those schools before reaching the age of 14 years in each of the last three years.

Miss Margaret Jackson

In each of the past three years a few children who had been admitted at their parents' request to schools not yet able to cater for children of all abilities have been transferred to other schools which, in the view of the Cambridgeshire Education Authority, were better suited to them. The numbers concerned was as follows: 1972–73, two; 1973–74, two; 1974–75. one.