HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1351-3W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which community schools have closed and re-opened as faith schools in the last 15 years; and which faith was involved in each case. [158948]

Mr. Miliband

The following tables show which community schools have closed to be replaced by schools designated with a religious character ("faith schools") since 1997, listed by LEA area. The first table shows single community schools that have closed and been replaced by single faith schools. The second table shows amalgamations or mergers where community and faith schools have closed, to be replaced by a single faith school. Reliable information is not available in relation to school re-organisations before 1997.

Community schools closed as part of mergers/amalgamations and replaced with a school with a religious character since 1997
LEA Closed School New Schools Date of Opening Religious Character
Kent New Romney Infant (community) and New

Romney CE (Controlled) Junior (VC)

St. Nicholas CofE (Controlled)

Primary (VC)

1 September Church of England
Liverpool St. Georges Junior and Infant (VC) and

Everton Park Junior and Infant (County)

The Beacon CE VC Primary 1 September 1997 Church of England
Liverpool Kirkdale Primary (community) and St.

Lawrence's Primary VA)

Kirkdale St. Lawrence CofE


1 September 2000 Church of England
North East Lincolnshire Pelham Infant's (community) and

Immingham St. Andrew's Church of England

Junior (VC)

The Cannon Peter Hall CofE

Primary (VC)

1 September 2003 Church of England
Nottinghamshire Pilgrim Oak Infant (County) and Martin Roe

Junior (VC)

Ravenshead CE VC Primary 1 September 1999 Church of England
Middlesbrough Coulby Newham (community Secondary)

and Brackenhoe (community Secondary)

Kings Academy (11-18


1 September 2003 Christian
Sandwell Whiteheath Infant (County) and St. James

Junior (VC)

St. James Primary (VC) 1 September 1999 Church of England
Sheffield Pye Bank Community Infant and Pye Bank

Trinity CE VA Junior

Pye Bank CofE Primary (VA) 1 September 2001 Church of England
South Tyneside Cleadon Village Junior (community) and

Cleadon CofE Infants (VA)

Cleadon Village Church of

England VA Primary

1 January 2004 Church of England
Staffordshire Knutton Infants (community) and St. Mary's

Church of England (C) Junior (VC)

Knutton St. Mary's Primary


1 January 2003 Church of England
Stockton-on-Tees Elm Tree Community Infant and St. Mark's

CE VA Junior

St. Marks Elm Tree Primary


1 September 2001 Church of England
Stoke-on-Trent Florence Primary (community) and Dresden

CE Primary (VC)

Belgrave CofE (C) Primary 1 September 2002 Church of England
Tameside Hurst Infant (community) and Hurst VC

Methodist Junior

Rosehill Methodist Community

Primary (VC)

1 August 2003 Methodist
Warwickshire Baddesley Ensor Junior (community) and

Baddesley Ensor CE VC Infant

Woodside CE VC Primary 1 September 2001 Church of England

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