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Secondary School Performance Tables

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he will publish the next secondary school performance tables. [4253]

Ms Estelle Morris: We expect to publish the tables in November.

Technology, Languages, Arts and Sports Colleges

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he will announce the next round of technology, language, arts and sports colleges. [4254]

Ms Estelle Morris: I am announcing today the names of the schools that are to be designated as Technology Colleges and Language Colleges as from September 1997. I hope to announce the names of those schools successful in the sports and arts competitions in early July.

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the schools which have applied to his Department in the latest bidding round for technology, language, arts and sports school status. [4255]

Ms Morris: The following table are schools that have applied for specialist school designation in each of the current competitions.

Applications for technology college designation

Addey and Stanhope SchoolLewisham
Admiral Lord Nelson SchoolPortsmouth
Amery Hill SchoolHampshire
Anfield Community Comprehensive SchoolLiverpool
Ashfield SchoolNottinghamshire
Astley Community SchoolNorthumberland
Balcarras SchoolGloucestershire
Balshaw's CE High SchoolLancashire
Barclay SchoolHertfordshire
Barnwood Park School for GirlsGloucestershire
Beardwood SchoolLancashire
Bedlingtonshire Community High SchoolNorthumberland
Beverley High SchoolEast Riding
Bicester Community CollegeOxfordshire
Bishop David Brown SchoolSurrey
Bishop Douglass RC High SchoolBarnet
Bishop Luffa SchoolWest Sussex
Bishop of Herefords Bluecoat SchoolHereford and Worcester
Brighouse High SchoolCalderdale
Broughton Hall High SchoolLiverpool
Bury St. Edmunds County Upper SchoolSuffolk
Bushey Hall SchoolHertfordshire
Castleford High SchoolWakefield
Cheam High SchoolSutton
Chesterton Community CollegeCambridgeshire
Christ The King Catholic SchoolNottinghamshire
Christleton High SchoolCheshire
Clacton County High SchoolEssex
Cleeve SchoolGloucestershire
Clough Hall SchoolStaffordshire
Cressex SchoolBuckinghamshire
Davison C of E High School for GirlsWest Sussex
Deanes SchoolEssex
Deben High SchoolSuffolk
Ernulf Community SchoolCambridgeshire
Featherstone High SchoolWakefield
Gable Hall SchoolEssex
Gordano SchoolNorth Somerset
Great Yarmouth High SchoolNorfolk
Greenhead Grammar SchoolBradford
Hampstead SchoolCamden
Harper Green SchoolBolton
Hartsdown SchoolKent
Haybridge High School Hereford and Worcester
Hazel Grove High SchoolStockport
Highams Park SchoolWaltham Forest
Ilfracombe CollegeDevon
John Port SchoolDerbyshire
John Roan SchoolGreenwich
King Edward VII Upper SchoolLeicestershire
King Harold GM SchoolEssex
King John SchoolEssex
Kingsway High SchoolCheshire
Longbenton Community CollegeNorth Tyneside
Longsands Community CollegeCambridgeshire
Lutterworth Grammar SchoolLeicestershire
Lytham St. Annes High SchoolLancashire
Mellow Lane SchoolHillingdon
Moor Park High SchoolLancashire
Moseley SchoolBirmingham
National SchoolNottinghamshire
Oak Farm Community SchoolHampshire
Oakwood High SchoolManchester
Okehampton CollegeDevon
Plessington Catholic High SchoolWirral
Princess Margaret Royal Free SchoolBerkshire
Priory Community SchoolNorth Somerset
Queen Elizabeth GrammarCumbria
Queen Mary's Grammar SchoolWalsall
Queensbury SchoolBedfordshire
Raines Foundation SchoolTower Hamlets
Reigate SchoolSurrey
Richard Challoner SchoolKingston upon Thames
Richard Lander SchoolCornwall
Robert Smyth SchoolLeicestershire
Rudheath County High SchoolCheshire
Sacred Heart Comprehensive SchoolRedcar and Cleveland
Salesian CollegeWandsworth
Saltash Community SchoolCornwall
Shaw House SchoolBerkshire
Southfields Community CollegeWandsworth
Southlands High SchoolLancashire
Speedwell SchoolBristol
St. Anthony's Girls SchoolSunderland
St. Thomas Becket RC SchoolKnowsley
St. Birinus SchoolOxfordshire
St. Georges SchoolHertfordshire
St. John's SchoolWiltshire
St. Marks West Essex Catholic SchoolEssex
St. Mary's RC High SchoolWigan
St. Matthews RC High SchoolManchester
St. Michael's RC SchoolStockton on Tees
St. Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive SchoolWalsall
Steyning Grammar SchoolWest Sussex
Stockport SchoolStockport
The Ridings High SchoolSouth Gloucestershire
Thomas Alleynes High SchoolStaffordshire
Thomas Sumpter SchoolNorth Lincolnshire
Thornton Grammar SchoolBradford
Tideway School and Sixth Form CentreEast Sussex
Varndean SchoolEast Sussex
Wade Deacon County High SchoolCheshire
Wilsthorpe SchoolDerbyshire
Withywood Community SchoolBristol
Wollaston SchoolNorthamptonshire
Woolwich PolytechnicGreenwich

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Applications for language college designation received

All Saints RC SchoolSheffield
Aston Manor SchoolBirmingham
Bournmouth SchoolBournemouth
Carisbrooke High SchoolIsle of Wight
Cliff Park High SchoolNorfolk
Cromer High SchoolNorfolk
Didcot Girls' High SchoolOxfordshire
Helenswood SchoolEast Sussex
Hollingworth High SchoolRochdale
Hockerill Anglo European SchoolHertfordshire
Imberhorne SchoolWest Sussex
King Edward VII SchoolSheffield
Little Lever SchoolBolton
Our Lady's Convent High SchoolHackney
Our Lady's RC High SchoolLancashire
Parrs Wood High SchoolManchester
Penrice SchoolCornwall
Saint George's CE SchoolKent
Slough Grammar SchoolBerkshire
St. Mary's RC High SchoolDerbyshire
St. Nicholas RC High SchoolCheshire
Thorncliffe SchoolCumbria
Greenford High SchoolEaling
Haydon SchoolHillingdon
The Douay Martyrs SchoolHillingdon
Monks Park SchoolCity of Bristol
The Grey Coat HospitalWestminster
Sir Thomas Rich's SchoolGloucstershire

Applications for arts college designation received by 16 May

Aylwin Girl's SchoolSouthwark
Brakenhale SchoolBerkshire
Brentwood Ursuline Convent High SchoolEssex
Bridgewater County High SchoolCheshire
Chestnut Grove SchoolWandsworth
France Hill SchoolSurrey
Fred Longworth High SchoolWigan
Heathfield Community SchoolSomerset
Intake High SchoolLeeds
John Masefield High SchoolHereford and Worcestershire
Lealands High SchoolLuton
Newall Green High SchoolManchester
Shirley High SchoolSurrey
St. Marylebone High SchoolWestminster
Stantonbury CampusMilton Keynes
Westfield Community SchoolSomerset
Wrockwardine Wood SchoolShropshire

Applications for sports college designation received by 16 May

Altwood SchoolBerkshire
Angmering SchoolWest Sussex
Ashton on Mersey SchoolTrafford
Biddick SchoolSunderland
Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Community CollegeCoventry
Chatham Grammar School for BoysKent
Crown Woods ChoolGreenwich
Deane's SchoolEssex
Desborough SchoolBerkshire
Haydon Bridge High SchoolNorthumberland
Herne Bay High SchoolKent
Ivybridge Community CollegeDevon
Langdon Comprehensive SchoolNewham
Lostock High SchoolTrafford
Marple Hall SchoolStockport
Meadway SchoolBerkshire
Newport Free Grammar SchoolEssex
Oldfield SchoolBath and North east Somerset
Park House SchoolBerkshire
Poltair Community SchoolCornwall
Sittingbourne Community CollegeKent
Wright Robinson High SchoolManchester
Wye Valley High SchoolBuckinghamshire

18 Jun 1997 : Column: 204

Sex Equality Branch

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if officials from the sex equality branch of his Department will be transferred to the Department of Social Security. [4257]

Dr. Howells: The secretariat of the independent Women's National Commission has been transferred to the Department of Social Security along with five other officials from the Sex and Race Equality Division in my Department. The rest of that Division will continue to deal with issues affecting equality of opportunity for men and women (and racial equality) in education, training and employment.

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