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Teacher Vacancies (Portsmouth, South)

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many vacancies, unfilled with permanent staff, in secondary schools there are in the Portsmouth, South constituency; how many there were in 1997; and if she will make a statement. [66467]

Mr. Miliband: The number of vacancies for full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools in Hampshire were:

Vacancy numbers

January 1997January 2001
Former Hampshire33n/a

This is the most recent available information.

Hampshire local authority was affected by the local government reorganisation (LGR) on 1 April 1997, when it became three authorities; Portsmouth, Southampton and Hampshire. Figures for 1997 are for the Hampshire local authority prior to LGR.

Information on teacher vacancies by constituency is not held centrally.

Specialist Schools

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 be

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]

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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

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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

Ashmole SchoolBarnet, LB ofScience
Copthall SchoolBarnet, LB ofBusiness and Enterprise
Finchley Catholic High SchoolBarnet, LB ofBusiness and Enterprise
Kirk Balk SchoolBarnsleyTechnology
Wootton Upper SchoolBedforshireArts
Bexley Grammar SchoolBexley, LB of Language
Archbishop Ilsley R. C. School/Technical CollegeBirminghamTechnology
Bournville School and Sixth Form CentreBirminghamBusiness and Enterprise
Castle Vale SchoolBirminghamArts
Our Lady and St. John RC High SchoolBlackburn with DarwenArts
Garth Hill School (The)Bracknell ForestTechnology
Preston Manor HighBrent, LB ofScience
Coopers SchoolBromley, LB ofTechnology
Dr. Challoner's Grammar SchoolBuckinghamshireScience
Brighouse High SchoolCalderdaleBusiness and Enterprise
Bassingbourn Village CollegeCambridgeshireTechnology
Catholic High School (The)CheshireScience
Malbank School and Sixth Form CentreCheshireArts
Virgo Fidelis Senior Convent SchoolCroydon, LB of Maths and Computing
St. Benedict's Catholic High SchoolCumbriaEngineering
Thorncliffe SchoolCumbriaSports
Eckington SchoolDerbyshireEngineering
Heanor Gate SchoolDerbyshireScience
Braunton School and Community CollegeDevonMaths and Computing
King's School (The)DevonSports
Kingsbridge Community CollegeDevonScience
Rossington High SchoolDoncasterSports
Thomas Hardye School (The)DorsetScience
Earls High School (The)DudleyArts
Holly Hall School (The)DudleyMaths and Computing
Windsor High SchoolDudleySports
Shotton Hall SchoolDurhamArts
Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls (The)Ealing, LB ofScience
Headlands SchoolEast Riding of YorkshireScience
Bishop Bell CofE School (The)East SussexMaths and Computing
Chailey SchoolEast SussexLanguage
Lea Valley High SchoolEnfield, LB ofSports
Colchester County High School for GirlsEssexScience
Gilberd School (The)EssexMaths and Computing
King Edmund School (The)EssexBusiness and Enterprise
King John SchoolEssexMaths and Computing
Rainsford High SchoolEssexArts
Thurstable SchoolEssexSports
Trinity Catholic High SchoolEssexScience
West Hatch High SchoolEssexBusiness and Enterprise
Hackney Free and Parochial CE SchoolHackney, LB ofSports
Brookfield Community SchoolHampshireLanguage
Henry Beaufort School (The)HampshireTechnology
Hurst Community SchoolHampshireScience
Park Community SchoolHampshireArts
Perins Community SchoolHampshireSports
Vyne Community School (The)HampshireArts
Wavell School (The)HampshireTechnology
Hatch End High SchoolHarrow, LB ofArts
Nower Hill High SchoolHarrow, LB ofArts
Gaynes SchoolHavering, LB ofLanguage
John Kyrle High School (The)HerefordshireTechnology
Broxbourne School (The)HertfordshireBusiness and Enterprise
Watford Grammar School for GirlsHertfordshireArts
Uxbridge High SchoolHillingdon, LB ofTechnology
Sion Manning RC Girls SchoolKensington and Chelsea, RB ofArts
Astor SchoolKentArts
Pickering High SchoolKingston upon Hull, City ofSports
Coombe Girls' SchoolsKingston upon Thames, RB ofLanguage
Tiffin Girls School (The)Kingston upon Thames, RB ofMaths and Computing
Almondbury High SchoolKirklees Language
Broughton High SchoolLancashireBusiness and Enterprise
Garstang High SchoolLancashireTechnology
Ivy Bank High SchoolLancashireBusiness and Enterprise
Horsforth SchoolLeedsScience
Priesthorpe SchoolLeedsSports
Roundhay SchoolLeedsTechnology
Brookvale High School (Joint)LeicestershireLanguage
Groby Community College (Joint)LeicestershireLanguage
Branston Community CollegeLincolnshireBusiness and Enterprise
Gartree Community School (The)LincolnshireTechnology
Shorefields SchoolLiverpoolTechnology
Stopsley High School and Community CollegeLutonSports
Whalley Range High SchoolManchesterBusiness and Enterprise
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical SchoolMedwayMaths and Computing
Upbury Manor SchoolMedwayArts
Raynes Park High SchoolMerton, LB ofTechnology
St. David's Roman Catholic Comprehensive SchoolMiddlesbroughTechnology
Walton HighMilton KeynesBusiness and Enterprise
Caister High SchoolNorfolkArts
Litcham High SchoolNorfolkScience
Toll Bar SchoolNorth East LincolnshireBusiness and Enterprise
High Ridge SchoolNorth LincolnshireSports
St. Bede's Catholic SchoolNorth LincolnshireMaths and Computing
Churchill Community CollegeNorth TynesideSports
Scalby SchoolNorth YorkshireTechnology
Whitby Community CollegeNorth YorkshireTechnology
Moulton SchoolNorthamptonshireScience
Cramlington Community High SchoolNorthumberlandScience
All Saints RC SchoolNottinghamshireArts
Brunts School (The)NottinghamshireArts
Carlton Le Willows SchoolNottinghamshireTechnology
South Wolds SchoolNottinghamshireLanguage
Blue Coat School (The)OldhamScience
Matthew Arnold SchoolOxfordshireScience
Devonport High SchoolPlymouth, City of Engineering
Chadwell Heath Foundation SchoolRedbridgeArts
Wickersley SchoolRotherhamSports
Heathfield Foundation School (The)SandwellTechnology
Christ The king Catholic High SchoolSeftonTechnology
Rhyn Park SchoolShropshireArts
Thomas Adams School (The)ShropshireArts
William Brookes SchoolShropshireArts
Langley SchoolSolihullArts
Huish Episcopi SchoolSomersetScience
Preston SchoolSomersetBusiness and Enterprise
West Somerset Community College (The)SomersetTechnology
Westfield Community SchoolSomersetScience
Prittlewell School (The) Southend on SeaTechnology
St. Michael's SchoolSouthwark, LB ofBusiness and Enterprise
Sutton Community High SchoolSt. HelensSports
Blackfriars Special SchoolStaffordshireTechnology
Blake Community High SchoolStaffordshireTechnology
Blessed William Howard Catholic High SchoolStaffordshireArts
Chase Terace High SchoolStaffordshireTechnology
Kingsmead SchoolStaffordshireTechnology
Madeley High SchoolStaffordshireTechnology
St. Margaret Ward Catholic High SchoolStoke on TrentArts
Farlingaye High SchoolSuffolkMaths and Computing
Mildenhall Upper SchoolSuffolkTechnology
Sudbury Upper SchoolSuffolkArts
Farringdon Community SchoolSunderlandSports
Hetton SchoolSunderlandTechnology
Howard of Effingham SchoolSurreyScience
Rodborough SchoolSurreyTechnology
Woolmer Hill SchoolSurreyTechnology
Glenthorne High SchoolSutton, LB ofArts
Wilson's SchoolSutton, LB ofMaths and Computing
Astley High SchoolTamesideSports
Paignton Community CollegeTorbaySports
Swanlea SchoolTower Hamlets, LB ofBusiness and Enterprise
Altrincham Grammar School for GirlsTraffordLanguage
Green Lane High SchoolTraffordArts
Horbury SchoolWakefieldLanguage
Brownhills Community SchoolWalsallTechnology
Shelfield Community SchoolWalsallSports
Birchwood Community High SchoolWarringtonBusiness and Enterprise
Aylesford SchoolWarwickshireLanguage
Harris High SchoolWarwickshireSports
Myton SchoolWarwickshireScience
Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar SchoolWarwickshireLanguage
John O'Gaunt SchoolWest BerkshireTechnology
St. Bartholomew's SchoolWest BerkshireBusiness and Enterprise
Grey Coat Hospital (The)WestminsterLanguage
Cransfield Community High SchoolWiganLanguage
Mornington High SchoolWiganArts
Sheldon SchoolWiltshireScience
Newlands Girls SchoolWindsor and Maidenhead, RB ofTechnology
St. Anselm's CollegeWirralTechnology
Upton Hall School FCJWirralTechnology
Woodchurch High SchoolWirralEngineering
Maiden Erlegh SchoolWokinghamArts
Prince Henry's High SchoolWorcestershireLanguage
Archbishop Holgate's SchoolYork, city ofScience
Fulford SchoolYork, city ofMaths and Computing

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