HC Deb 21 February 2000 vol 344 cc702-3W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will take steps to require Kinloss School in Worcestershire to allow Worcestershire Local Education Authority access to the recent Social Services Inspectorate report on the school. [110441]

Jacqui Smith

On 3 February 2000 my Department authorised the Worcestershire County Inspectorate to release copies of the report. Copies will be sent to all local authorities that have placed children in the school. This will include Worcestershire Local Education Authority.

DfEE officials have also written to all Local Education Authorities responsible for children in Kinloss, advising them that my Department has also given the school notice of withdrawal of its approval under section 347 of the Education Act 1996. This means that the school has until June 2000 to remedy the failings identified in the report, or it will lose its approval.