HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1172W
Mrs. Calton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the rules governing school sponsorship were last reviewed. [67338]

Mr. Miliband

The rules governing specialist school sponsorship were last reviewed in May this year. As a result, we made one significant change to the criteria by reducing the amount of sponsorship required by small mainstream schools (defined as those with under 500 pupils on roll) to £100 per pupil, subject to a minimum of £20.000, rising to £50,000 for a school with 500 pupils.