§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State which grant-maintained schools have applied to amend their admissions policy so as to introduce selection on the ground of ability; in each case what proportion are to be selected and in which schools; and when permission to amend the admissions policy was granted. 67W
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The table gives details of section 89/96 proposals and other applications which have been
LEAs Schools Nature of change Decision date Approved proposals to introduce selection under section 89/96 Barnet Queen Elizabeth Boys School 100 per cent, selection including 10 per cent, aptitude for music 18 August 1994 Berkshire Reading Girls School 18 per cent, selective form of entry 12 February 1993 Cumbria Queen Elizabeth Grammar School 100 per cent, selection and change of age range from 13–18 to 11–18 31 March 1993 Dorset Budmouth GM School 10 per cent, selection by ability 8 August 1994 Hertfordshire Watford Grammar (Girls) School 50 per cent, selection by ability 28 July 1994 Hertfordshire Watford Grammar (Boys) School 50 per cent, selection by ability 18 August 1994 Hertfordshire Parimter's School 50 per cent, selection by ability 26 July 1994 Hertfordshire Rickmansworth School 50 per cent, selection by ability 22 July 1994 Kent Chaucer Technology College 100 per cent, selection by aptitude for technology 11 May 1995 Kent Homewood School 20 per cent, selection by ability 28 June 1994 Kingston Holy Cross School 13 per cent, selective stream (20) and significant enlargement 25 April 1995 Lambeth Archbishop Tenison's GM School Introduce banding based on NFER tests 30 March 1995 Lambeth St Martins in the Fields High School Introduce banding based on NFER tests 30 March 1995 Wandsworth Graveney GM School 50 per cent, selection by ability 28 November 1994 Wandsworth Burntwood School 30 per cent, selection by ability 9 January 1995 Proposals published under section 96 under consideration Hammersmith and Fulham London Oratory School Selection of 20 boys each year aged 7 on musical and general ability Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford High School 50 per cent, selection by ability Kent The Westlands School 11 per cent, from comprehensive to bi-lateral
GM schools which were approved for 10 per cent, selection by Music, Sporting Ability, Art, Drama or Technology LEAs Schools Nature of change decision date Barnet Mill Hill School Music October 1993 Bromley Beaverwood Girls School Ability in performing Arts August 1994 Bromley Cooper's School Music Drama, Dance, Sport June 1993 Cambridge Deacons School Technology August 1994 Essex King Edward VI Grammar School Singing (Choristers) June 1993 Essex Rainsford High School Music and Drama March 1994 Hampshire Crofton School Music 5 Children only October 1994 Havering Abbs Cross School Music June 1993 Kensington and Chelsea Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Ability in Music August 1994 Kent Canterbury High School Music April 1993 Kent Chaucer Technology School Technology December 1993 Kent Langley Park for Boys Music, Sport September 1993 Kingston Beverley School Art and/or Music October 1994 Lambeth Dunraven School Music October 1993 Lambeth La Reitrate 10 per cent. Music September 1993 Lincoln Lincoln Christ's Hospital School Music (10 per cent, selection on basis of aptitude October 1994 Norfolk Cliff Park High School 10 per cent, music on basis of talent, skill and interest October 1994 Surrey Heathside School Music, Sport July 1993 Surrey Thamesmead School Music October 1994 Applications still under consideration Hertfordshire Dame Alice Owen 10 per cent, selection in Music Norfolk Wymondham College 10 per cent, selection in music and sport for both
approved or are under consideration to introduce an element of selection.69W
GM schools which were approved for 10 per cent. selection by Music, Sporting Ability, Art, Drama or Technology on implementation of GM status LEAs Schools Nature of change Decision date Bromley Kemnal Manor Technology February 1994 Cambridgeshire Kings' School, Peterborough Music October 1993 Enfield Enfield Grammar School Music, Sport December 1993 Essex Ursuline Convent Music December 1993 Hertfordshire Bishop's Stortford Music, Sport and Drama October 1993 Hertfordshire Chancellors School Drama, Music and Sport December 1993 Hertfordshire Dame Alice Owen School Music, Sport April 1993 Hertfordshire Queen's School, Bushey Music, Art, Sport March 1993 Kent Charles Dickens High School Music February 1993 Kent Dane Court Grammar School Music, Sport, Drama or any unusual talent March 1994 Kent Rainham Mark Grammar School Music, Sport, Drama or any unusual talent February 1992 Kent Robert Naiper School Music, Sport, Drama or any unusual talent February 1992 Kent Westland High School Music January 1993
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Like universities and colleges, grant-maintained schools are classified as private sector institutions by the Central Statistical Office for the purpose of national income accounting. For further details, I refer the hon. Member to the reply that my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary gave to the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mr. Griffiths) on 27 February 1995,Official Report, column 397.
Grant-maintained schools are classified in this way mainly because their governors—representing parents, teachers and the local community—are not appointed by central or local government.