HL Deb 28 January 1998 vol 585 cc56-7WA
Lord Hardy of Wath

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will review the present arrangements concerning the transfer of children from primary to secondary schools to ensure that children living in the catchment area of a secondary school receive priority for places at that school. [HL227]

Baroness Blackstone

The School Standards and Framework Bill provides the basis for an effective partnership between different admission authorities in meeting the needs of all parents. A code of practice will advise that local admission forums should play a central role in the implementation of a fair admissions policy.