HC Deb 05 July 2001 vol 371 cc300-1W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer of 2 July 2001,Official Report, column 36W, on community languages, if she will list those specialist language colleges which offer (a) Urdu, (b) Bengali, (c) Gujarati, (d) Hindi and (e) Chinese. [2356]

Mr. Timms

I understand that of the 99 specialist language colleges in operation as of September 2000, 46 offer one or more of the languages in question to an accredited level: Urdu (17), Bengali (10), Gujarati (7), Hindi (1) and Chine se (31). The names of the 46 schools are given in the following table.

School LEA Urdu Bengali Gujarati Hindi Chinese
28 Montgomery high school Blackpool Yes
29 Moseley school Birmingham Yes Yes
30 Northgate high school Suffolk Yes
31 Oulder Hill community school Rochdale Yes
32 Prince Henrys grammar school Leeds Yes
33 Queen Mary's high school Walsall Yes Yes Yes
34 Royal grammar school Buckinghamshire Yes
35 Shireland language school Sandwell Yes Yes
36 Sir Thomas Rich's school Gloucestershire Yes
37 St. Edward's college Liverpool Yes
38 Tavistock college Devon Yes
39 The Harwich school Essex Yes
40 The Holy Family school Bradford Yes
41 The John Bentley school Wiltshire Yes
42 The Sir John Cass's Foundation and Rid Coat CE school Tower Hamlet Yes Yes Yes
43 Tile Hill Wood school Coventry Yes
44 William Ellis school London borough of Camden Yes Yes
45 Wolverhampton Girls' high school Wolverhampton Yes Yes
46 Woodbridge high school Redbridge Yes Yes
Total 17 10 7 1 31