HC Deb 06 July 2000 vol 353 cc277-8W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his oral statement of 27 June 2000,Official Report, column 755, if pupils at schools which are to be designated as city academies will have an entitlement to attend the city academy if they so wish. [128592]

Ms Estelle Morris

We expect most pupils at schools replaced by city academies to have the option of transferring to the city academy. In some cases, the establishment of a city academy will be part of a re-organisation involving several schools and where this happens pupils may transfer to the city academy or to another local school. Parents may also choose to send their children to a school other than the city academy.

In all cases, the admission arrangements for each city academy will be agreed with the Secretary of State as a condition of the funding agreement and will be clear, fair and objective.