HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 cc195-6W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many maintained schools exist with an age range of five years to 13 years; and which education authorities have such schools.

Dr. Boyson

There are no ordinary maintained schools in England with a designated age range of five to 13 years. In January 1982, the latest date for which information is available, 403 maintained schools in England were classified as first and middle schools with a designated age range of five to 12 years. These schools were maintained by the following local education authorities:

Ealing Cheshire
Harrow Devon
Birmingham Dorset
Dudley East Sussex
Wirral Hampshire
Doncaster Hereford and Worcester
Sheffield Humberside
Kirklees Lincolnshire
Leeds Norfolk
Wakefield Staffordshire
Berkshire Surrey
Buckinghamshire Warwickshire
Cambridgeshire West Sussex

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