asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the national curriculum assessment results for individual schools would be available to interested parties under the proposed Freedom of Information Act; and, if so, why Her Majesty's Government are considering not publishing this information nationally.
§ The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)
National curriculum assessment results will continue to be available in school prospectuses. We have also announced today that we intend to require local education authorities to publish performance tables of the assessment results of 11 year-olds in primary schools in their area. The 1997 results, together with additional local information, are expected to be available from LEAs during January 1998.