HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 cc403-4W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many grammar schools there were in each education authority in(a) 1980, (b) 1990 and (c) 2000. [102424]

Mr. Miliband

The numbers of grammar schools as defined under the 1998 School Framework Act in each education authority for the year 2000 are shown in Table 1. Prior to 1998 schools reported themselves as grammar schools in the Annual Schools' Census. Data from the Census for the years 1980 and 1990 are shown in Table 2. The data in the two tables are not directly comparable.

Group chaired by Mike Tomlinson to take forward work on possible longer-term 14 to 19 developments, including a unified framework of qualifications for this age group. It would be premature at this stage to be developing specific baccalaureate models before the Group has reported or to make any assessment of its effect on post-GCSE study.

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