HC Deb 04 July 2002 vol 388 cc490-5W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many(a) failing schools and (b) schools under special measures have (i) applied to and (ii) become specialist schools since the specialist schools scheme came into operation. [65504]

Mr. Miliband

Under section 13(9) of the School Inspections Act 1996, special measures are required to be taken in relation to a school if the school is judged to befailing or likely to fail to provide pupils with an acceptable standard of education". The number of schools judged to be (a) failing and consequently (b) under special measures at the time of their applications to become specialist schools is four. All of these applications were unsuccessful.

Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools applied for specialist school status in the latest round; how many of these applications were accepted and in which specialisms; if she will list the successful schools; and if she will make a statement. [66276]

Mr. Miliband

282 schools applied for designation in one of the eight specialisms in March 2002. I have today announced 160 new designations taking the total number of specialist schools operational from September 2002 to 992. From September there will be specialist schools in

160 specialist schools designed July 2002—listed by LEA by school name
School LEA Specialism
Ashmole School Barnet, LB of Science
Copthall School Barnet, LB of Business and Enterprise
Finchley Catholic High School Barnet, LB of Business and Enterprise
Kirk Balk School Barnsley Technology
Wootton Upper School Bedforshire Arts
Bexley Grammar School Bexley, LB of Language
Archbishop Ilsley R. C. School/Technical College Birmingham Technology
Bournville School and Sixth Form Centre Birmingham Business and Enterprise
Castle Vale School Birmingham Arts
Our Lady and St. John RC High School Blackburn with Darwen Arts
Garth Hill School (The) Bracknell Forest Technology
Preston Manor High Brent, LB of Science
Coopers School Bromley, LB of Technology
Dr. Challoner's Grammar School Buckinghamshire Science
Brighouse High School Calderdale Business and Enterprise
Bassingbourn Village College Cambridgeshire Technology
Catholic High School (The) Cheshire Science
Malbank School and Sixth Form Centre Cheshire Arts
Virgo Fidelis Senior Convent School Croydon, LB of Maths and Computing
St. Benedict's Catholic High School Cumbria Engineering
Thorncliffe School Cumbria Sports
Eckington School Derbyshire Engineering
Heanor Gate School Derbyshire Science
Braunton School and Community College Devon Maths and Computing
King's School (The) Devon Sports
Kingsbridge Community College Devon Science
Rossington High School Doncaster Sports
Thomas Hardye School (The) Dorset Science
Earls High School (The) Dudley Arts
Holly Hall School (The) Dudley Maths and Computing
Windsor High School Dudley Sports
Shotton Hall School Durham Arts
Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls (The) Ealing, LB of Science
Headlands School East Riding of Yorkshire Science
Bishop Bell CofE School (The) East Sussex Maths and Computing
Chailey School East Sussex Language
Lea Valley High School Enfield, LB of Sports
Colchester County High School for Girls Essex Science
Gilberd School (The) Essex Maths and Computing
King Edmund School (The) Essex Business and Enterprise
King John School Essex Maths and Computing
Rainsford High School Essex Arts
Thurstable School Essex Sports
Trinity Catholic High School Essex Science
West Hatch High School Essex Business and Enterprise
Hackney Free and Parochial CE School Hackney, LB of Sports
Brookfield Community School Hampshire Language
Henry Beaufort School (The) Hampshire Technology
Hurst Community School Hampshire Science
Park Community School Hampshire Arts
Perins Community School Hampshire Sports
Vyne Community School (The) Hampshire Arts
Wavell School (The) Hampshire Technology
Hatch End High School Harrow, LB of Arts
Nower Hill High School Harrow, LB of Arts
Gaynes School Havering, LB of Language
John Kyrle High School (The) Herefordshire Technology
Broxbourne School (The) Hertfordshire Business and Enterprise
Watford Grammar School for Girls Hertfordshire Arts
Uxbridge High School Hillingdon, LB of Technology
Sion Manning RC Girls School Kensington and Chelsea, RB of Arts
Astor School Kent Arts
Pickering High School Kingston upon Hull, City of Sports
Coombe Girls' Schools Kingston upon Thames, RB of Language
Tiffin Girls School (The) Kingston upon Thames, RB of Maths and Computing

97 per cent. of local education authorities in England responsible for the education of over 1 million young people. Today's announcement puts us well on course to reach our target of at least 1,500 specialist schools by 2005. The successful specialist school applicants announced today are as listed in the table.

160 specialist schools designed July 2002—listed by LEA by school name
School LEA Specialism
Almondbury High School Kirklees Language
Broughton High School Lancashire Business and Enterprise
Garstang High School Lancashire Technology
Ivy Bank High School Lancashire Business and Enterprise
Horsforth School Leeds Science
Priesthorpe School Leeds Sports
Roundhay School Leeds Technology
Brookvale High School (Joint) Leicestershire Language
Groby Community College (Joint) Leicestershire Language
Branston Community College Lincolnshire Business and Enterprise
Gartree Community School (The) Lincolnshire Technology
Shorefields School Liverpool Technology
Stopsley High School and Community College Luton Sports
Whalley Range High School Manchester Business and Enterprise
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School Medway Maths and Computing
Upbury Manor School Medway Arts
Raynes Park High School Merton, LB of Technology
St. David's Roman Catholic Comprehensive School Middlesbrough Technology
Walton High Milton Keynes Business and Enterprise
Caister High School Norfolk Arts
Litcham High School Norfolk Science
Toll Bar School North East Lincolnshire Business and Enterprise
High Ridge School North Lincolnshire Sports
St. Bede's Catholic School North Lincolnshire Maths and Computing
Churchill Community College North Tyneside Sports
Scalby School North Yorkshire Technology
Whitby Community College North Yorkshire Technology
Moulton School Northamptonshire Science
Cramlington Community High School Northumberland Science
All Saints RC School Nottinghamshire Arts
Brunts School (The) Nottinghamshire Arts
Carlton Le Willows School Nottinghamshire Technology
South Wolds School Nottinghamshire Language
Blue Coat School (The) Oldham Science
Matthew Arnold School Oxfordshire Science
Devonport High School Plymouth, City of Engineering
Chadwell Heath Foundation School Redbridge Arts
Wickersley School Rotherham Sports
Heathfield Foundation School (The) Sandwell Technology
Christ The king Catholic High School Sefton Technology
Rhyn Park School Shropshire Arts
Thomas Adams School (The) Shropshire Arts
William Brookes School Shropshire Arts
Langley School Solihull Arts
Huish Episcopi School Somerset Science
Preston School Somerset Business and Enterprise
West Somerset Community College (The) Somerset Technology
Westfield Community School Somerset Science
Prittlewell School (The) Southend on Sea Technology
St. Michael's School Southwark, LB of Business and Enterprise
Sutton Community High School St. Helens Sports
Blackfriars Special School Staffordshire Technology
Blake Community High School Staffordshire Technology
Blessed William Howard Catholic High School Staffordshire Arts
Chase Terace High School Staffordshire Technology
Kingsmead School Staffordshire Technology
Madeley High School Staffordshire Technology
St. Margaret Ward Catholic High School Stoke on Trent Arts
Farlingaye High School Suffolk Maths and Computing
Mildenhall Upper School Suffolk Technology
Sudbury Upper School Suffolk Arts
Farringdon Community School Sunderland Sports
Hetton School Sunderland Technology
Howard of Effingham School Surrey Science
Rodborough School Surrey Technology
Woolmer Hill School Surrey Technology
Glenthorne High School Sutton, LB of Arts
Wilson's School Sutton, LB of Maths and Computing
Astley High School Tameside Sports
Paignton Community College Torbay Sports
Swanlea School Tower Hamlets, LB of Business and Enterprise
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Trafford Language
Green Lane High School Trafford Arts

160 specialist schools designed July 2002—listed by LEA by school name
School LEA Specialism
Horbury School Wakefield Language
Brownhills Community School Walsall Technology
Shelfield Community School Walsall Sports
Birchwood Community High School Warrington Business and Enterprise
Aylesford School Warwickshire Language
Harris High School Warwickshire Sports
Myton School Warwickshire Science
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School Warwickshire Language
John O'Gaunt School West Berkshire Technology
St. Bartholomew's School West Berkshire Business and Enterprise
Grey Coat Hospital (The) Westminster Language
Cransfield Community High School Wigan Language
Mornington High School Wigan Arts
Sheldon School Wiltshire Science
Newlands Girls School Windsor and Maidenhead, RB of Technology
St. Anselm's College Wirral Technology
Upton Hall School FCJ Wirral Technology
Woodchurch High School Wirral Engineering
Maiden Erlegh School Wokingham Arts
Prince Henry's High School Worcestershire Language
Archbishop Holgate's School York, city of Science
Fulford School York, city of Maths and Computing

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