HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 cc159-60W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to her answer of 28 February,Official Report, column 415, in respect of each of the proposals to open new primary and infant schools that she has received but not yet approved, what is the target time for considering such a proposal and how long she has had to consider each proposal. [19262]

Mr. Robin Squire

The target time for reaching a decision on proposals for the establishment of schools is five months from the date of publication of the proposals. The following lists shows outstanding proposals for new primary schools in respect of county, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and grant-maintained schools in order of date of publication. Most of the proposals outstanding for longer than five months are awaiting further information or action from promoters or other interested parties.

LEA School name Publication date
County schools
Gloucestershire Bishop Cleeve Primary School 29 December 1994
Hampshire Flying Bull Primary School 7 July 1995
Kent New Swanscombe Primary School 1 February 1996
Hereford and Worcester New County School 22 August 1996
Sandwell New County School 19 September 1996
Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996
Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996
Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996
Liverpool New County School 3 October 1996
Coventry (New) Spon Gate Primary School 10 October 1996
Coventry (New) Mount Nod Primary School 10 October 1996
Cambridgeshire New County School 30 October 1996
Sandwell New County School 6 December 1996
Sandwell New County School 12 December 1996
Enfield New County School 18 December 1996
Essex New County School 19 December 1996
Berkshire James Elliman School 20 December 1996
Cheshire Oakwood Avenue County Infant and Junior School 24 January 1997
Essex New County School 31 January 1997
West Sussex New County Primary School 21 February 1997
Redbridge New County Primary School 27 February 1997
Voluntary aided schools
Cambridgeshire New VA School 7 September 1995
Kent St. Mary's Island 2 August 1996
Milton Keynes New VA School 10 October 1996

LEA School name Publication date
Hampshire St. Marks VA CE Primary School 18 October 1996
Tameside New VA School 7 November 1996
Bolton New VA School 8 November 1996
Hertfordshire New VA School 30 January 1997
Cheshire New VA School 21 February 1997
Voluntary controlled schools
Oxfordshire Long Hanborough CE VC Primary School 22 December 1995
Liverpool New CE VC Primary School 6 December 1996
Cheshire St. Mary's CE Controlled School 10 January 1997
Grant maintained schools
Brent Torah Temimah Primary School 1 August 1996
Barnet Menorah Foundation Primary School 24 October 1996
Barnet Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Primary School 7 November 1996
Hertfordshire New GM School 12 December 1996
Birmingham Al-Furqan Primary School (GM) 7 January 1997
Brent Islamia Primary School 9 January 1997