HC Deb 18 December 1990 vol 183 cc121-2W
Mr. Dunn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he intends to issue his decision on the grant-maintained status application made by the Wilmington grammar school for boys; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

My right hon. and learned Friend is still considering his decision. Section 73 (4)(b) of the Education Reform Act requires this proposal and the section 12 proposals published by Kent education authority on 13 June to close this school and the Wilmington high school, and the section 13 proposal published simultaneously by the Rochester Church of England diocesan board of education to establish a new voluntary aided school in the premises, to be considered together. He will inform the governors, the education authority and the diocese of his decision shortly.