HC Deb 05 February 1990 vol 166 c448W
Mr. David Porter

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidelines his Department gives local education authorities on the relationship between planning total primary school numbers and the rising five intakes in the autumn, spring and summer terms.

Mrs. Rumbold

The Department has issued no such guidance. It is up to local education authorities to decide when to admit children under five to schools, and to make plans for primary provision accordingly.