§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what are the(a) name, (b) local education authority, (c) character, (d) date of designation, (e) agreed targets for each year within the period of 897W designation and (f) unmet targets to date, of each designated language college in (i) south-east England, (ii) south-west England and (iii) London. 
§ Mr. Timms
Information on the name, local education authority, character and date of designation of specialist language colleges currently operating in south-east England, south-west England and London is set out in the table.
We do not publish targets for individual language colleges. Targets are agreed and reviewed annually with individual schools, and are subject to modification in the light of changing circumstances. However, all language college targets support the delivery of the main aims of the language college programme. These are:
School name LEA Character Operational as from September Region 1. Dartford Grammar School Kent Foundation 1995 South-east 2. Hendon School Barnet, LB of Foundation 1995 London 3. Bohunt School Hampshire Foundation 1996 South-east 4. Bullers Wood School Bromley, LB of Foundation 1996 London 5. Convent of Jesus and Mary High Brent, LB of Voluntary-Aided 1996 London 6. Katharine Lady Berkeleys Gloucestershire Foundation 1996 South-west 7. Millais School West Sussex Community 1996 South-east 8. Royal Grammar School (The) Buckinghamshire Foundation 1996 South-east 9. Sir Bernard Lovell School South Gloucestershire Community 1996 South-west 10. Tavistock College Devon Community 1996 South-west 11. Tomlinscote School Surrey Community 1996 South-east 12. Torquay Boys' Grammar Torbay Foundation 1996 South-west 13. Willink School (The) West Berkshire Community 1996 South-east 14. Cranford Community High School Hounslow, LB of Community 1997 London 15. Didcot Girls' High School Oxfordshire Community 1997 South-east 16. Elliott School Wandsworth Foundation 1997 London 17. Haydon School Hillingdon Foundation 1997 London 18. Imberhorne School West Sussex Community 1997 South-east 19. Penrice Community School Cornwall Community 1997 South-east 20. St. John Baptist Catholic Comprehensive School Surrey Voluntary-Aided 1997 South-east 21. William Ellis School Camden, LB of Voluntary-Aided 1997 London 22. Ashcombe School Surrey Community 1998 South-east 23. Lord Grey School Milton Keynes Foundation 1998 South-east 24. Holt School (The) Wokingham Community 1999 South-east 25. Our Lady's Convent High School Hackney, LB of Voluntary-Aided 1999 London 26. Saint George's C of E School Kent Voluntary-Aided 1999 South-east 27. Sir John Colfox School Dorset Community 1999 South-west 28. Weald of Kent Grammar School Kent Community 1999 South-east 29. Bournemouth School Bournemouth Foundation 2000 South-west 30. Chatham Grammar School for Boys Medway Community 2000 South-east 31. Clevedon Community School North Somerset Community 2000 South-west 32. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School Islington, LB of Community 2000 London 33. Hele's School Plymouth, City of Community 2000 South-west 34. Highcliffe School Dorset Foundation 2000 South-west 35. John Bentley School (The) Wiltshire Foundation 2000 South-west 36. Kingsmead Community School Somerset Community 2000 South-west 37. Mountbatten School (The) Hampshire Community 2000 South-east 38. Romsey School (The) Hampshire Community 2000 South-east 39. Ryde High School Isle of Wight Community 2000 South-east 40. Sir John Cass's Foundation Redcoat School (The) Tower Hamlets Voluntary-Aided 2000 London 41. Sir Thomas Rich's School Gloucestershire Community 2000 South-west 42. Woodbridge High School Redbridge Community 2000 London 43. Aylesbury High School Buckinghamshire Community 2001 South-east 44. Connaught School for Girls Waltham Forest, LB of Community 2001 London 45. Greenford High School Ealing, LB of Foundation 2001 London 46. Hayle Community School Cornwall Community 2001 South-west 47. Henry Box School (The) Oxfordshire Community 2001 South-east 48. Pate's Grammar School Gloucestershire Voluntary-Aided 2001 South-west 49. Piggott School (The) Wokingham Voluntary-Aided 2001 South-east
to raise standards of teaching and learning in Modern Foreign Languages (MFLs) and foster an international ethos and cultural awareness throughout a school;to ensure young people leave school with the knowledge and skills they and employers need by giving pupils an early understanding of the world of work, through the active participation of business community sponsors in school life, and thereby enhance pupils' understanding of applications of modern foreign languages;to encourage the dissemination of good practice and the sharing of resources through closer contacts between language colleges, other schools and the wider community.Individual targets and performance against those targets for each year of operation in the 49 language colleges included in the table could be provided only at disproportionate cost.