HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c296W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which schools in the list published last October have declined invitations to participate in the assisted places scheme; which other schools have since been invited and have agreed to participate; and whether he will publish a revised list.

Dr. Boyson

219 schools are now firmly committed to joining the assisted places scheme this year and final decisions on participation are awaited from two other schools. My Department has published a revised list of the schools taking part in the scheme and copies are being placed in the Library. The schools which declined my right hon. and learned Friend's invitation to join the scheme and those which have accepted invitations sent since the original list was published are as follows:

Declined offer

  • Kimbolton school, Huntingdon
  • Blundell's school, Tiverton
  • Bryanston school, Blandford
  • Queen Anne's school, Caversham
  • Dover college
  • Tormead school, Guildford
  • St. Leonards-Mayfield school
  • Lancing college

Accepted later invitation

  • Charterhouse school, Godalming
  • St. John's school, Leatherhead
  • Bradfield college, Reading
  • Epsom college
  • Bedales school, Petersfield
  • Eastbourne college
  • Aldenham school, Elstree
  • Gresham's school, Holt
  • Sutton Valence school, Maidstone
  • St. Catherine's school, Bramley