HC Deb 25 May 1978 vol 950 cc645-9W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list in the Official Report (a) the maintained boarding schools and units, respectively, in England and Wales, (b) those of these boarding schools and units which have already gone comprehensive, (c) those concerning which plans for reorganisation are outstanding, and (d) those for which no plans are outstanding.

Miss Margaret Jackson

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Maintained Boarding Schools and Units which are already comprehensive

i Boarding Schools (see note 1)

ILEA: Woolverstone Hall, Suffolk.

Dudley: The Oldswinford Hospital.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Kenton Lodge Residential School.

ii Boarding Units

Isles of Scilly: St. Mary's Secondary School.

Dyfed: Pembroke School.

Buckinghamshire: The Radcliffe School, Wolverton.

Cambridgeshire: The Kings School, Peterborough


  • Saltscar Comprehensive School.
  • Sir William Turners School.

Cornwall: Launceston College.


  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Ashbourne.
  • Lady Manners School, Bakewell.
  • Buxton College.


  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Crediton.
  • King Edward VI School, Totnes.


  • The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis.
  • Highcliffe Comprehensive School.
  • Beaminster Comprehensive School.

East Sussex:

  • Brighton and Hove School.
  • Thomas Peacocke School, Rye.

Essex: The Brentwood High School.


  • The Westgate School, Winchester.
  • Priestlands School, Lymington.
  • Montgomery of Alamein School, Winchester.
  • Brockenhurst College.
  • Peter Symonds School, Winchester.

Hereford and Worcester: St. Mary's School, Hereford.


  • High School, Bridlington.
  • Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg.

Kent: Ashford Highworth School.


  • Burleigh Community College, Loughborough.
  • Limehurst High School for Girls, Loughborough.
  • Ivanhoe High School and Community College, Ashby de la Zouch.
  • Garendon High School, Loughborough.
  • Countesthorpe Upper School.
  • Countesthorpe Lesland High School.
  • Vale of Catmose College, Oakham.
  • Rutland VIth Form College.
  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Upper School.


  • Monks Dyke School, Louth.
  • Cordeaux School, Louth.
  • King Edward VI School, Louth.
  • De Aston School, Market Rasen.

North Yorkshire: Richmond School.

Northamptonshire: Magdalen College School, Brackley.


  • Haydon Bridge County High School.
  • The Dukes School, Alnwick.
  • Queen Elizabeth's High School, Hexham.

Nottinghamshire: The Minister School, Southwell.


  • Burford School.
  • King Alfred's School, Wantage.
  • Lord William's School, Thame.


  • Adams School, Wem.
  • Ludlow College.

Somerset: The West Somerset School, Minehead.


  • King Edward VI School, Lichfield.
  • Friary Grange School, Lichfield.


  • Bungay County Secondary School.
  • Bungay County High School.

West Sussex:

  • Midhurst Intermediate Secondary School.
  • Steyning Intermediate Secondary School.

(b) Maintained Boarding Schools and schools with Boarding Units for which proposals have been received or approved under section 13 of the Education Act 1944 to implement comprehensive reorganisation.

i. Boarding Schools


  • Fyfield School.
  • Elmbridge School (Boarding at Cranleigh).
  • Kennyland School.

ii. Boarding Units


  • Kirby Lonsdale School.
  • Keswick Lairthwaite School.
  • Keswick Grammar School.

Devon: Teignmouth Grammar School.


  • Hardy's School, Dorchester.
  • Shaftesbury High School for Girls.
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School.


  • Wymondham College.
  • King Edward VII Grammar School, King's Lynn.

Salop: Oswestry Grammar School for Girls.

Somerset: Sexey's School, Bruton.

(c) Maintained Boarding Schools and schools with Boarding Units for which section 13 proposals have been received or approved to cease to maintain the schools.

i. Boarding Schools

Surrey: Ottershaw School.

ii. Boarding Units

Hampshire: Churchers School, Petersfield.

Lancashire: Kirkham Grammar School.

Suffolk: Framlingham Mills School.

(d) Maintained Boarding Schools and Schools with Boarding Units on which action is being taken under section 2 of the Education Act 1976 to achieve comprehensive reorganisation.

i. Boarding Schools—None.

ii. Boarding Units

Berkshire: Reading County Boys Schools.


  • Sir William Borlases School, Marlow.
  • The Royal Latin School, Buckingham.
  • The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

Cumbria: Heversham Grammar School.

Essex Royal Grammar School, Colchester.

Hereford and Worcester: Royal Grammar School, Worcester.


  • Girls Grammar School, Tonbridge.
  • Folkestone Grammar School for Girls.
  • Folkestone Technical High School for Girls.
  • Sir Roger Manwood's School, Sandwich.
  • Cranbrook School.

Lancashire: The Royal Grammar School, Lancaster.


  • Yarborough School, Caistor.
  • Caistor Grammar School.
  • The Kings School, Grantham.

North Yorkshire:

  • Ripon Grammar School.
  • Archbishop Holgate's School, York.
  • Skipton High School.
  • Ermvsted's School, Skipton.

Salop: Adams School, Newport.

(e) Maintained Boarding Schools and Schools with Boarding Units for which there are no proposals for reorganisation and on which no action under section 2 of the Education Act 1976 is taking place.

i. Boarding Schools

Coventry: City of Coventry Boarding School, Cleobury Mortimer.

Liverpool: Glan Alyn Residential Boarding School in Wales, Loggerheads, Mold Clwyd.

Lancashire: Whiteacre Secondary School, Blackburn.

Salop: Apley Park School, Bridgnorth.

Somerset: The Brymore Agricultural School.

Surrey: The Gordon School, Chobham.

ii. Boarding Units

Dorset: Fosters Co Grammar School, Sherborne.

Liverpool: The Blue Coat School.

The majority of the schools in this final category are schools which take pupils on the ground of boarding need without reference to academic ability.


1. For the purposes of this question, boarding schools are defined as schools in which more than half the pupils are boarders.

2. Primary, middle and special schools have been excluded from the list.