§ 22. Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many grant-maintained schools there are in Hampshire; how many have voted against grant-maintained status; and how many further applications there are.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
There are currently 25 self-governing schools in Hampshire and a further five which have been approved for self-governing status and will join the sector in January. One school has an application in the pipeline having voted yes. Six schools have returned a no vote in parental ballots to date, but one of these re-balloted and is self-governing. One school is due to hold a ballot before Christmas.