I beg to ask the hon. Member for Penrith (Mr. J. W. Lowther) whether the Charity Commissioners have decided that nothing can be done in the direction of the amalgamation of the two ancient Grammar Schools at Worcester; and whether he is aware that there is no room for two efficient schools of the kind in the same town?
MR. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith)
The Royal Free Grammar School in Worcester could not legally be amalgamated with the Cathedral School without the consent of the governing body of the latter, the former being an open, and the latter a denominational, endowment. The Commissioners are aware that there is not room for two co-ordinate schools of the same classical type in the city. They propose, therefore, to provide that the Royal Free Grammar School shall give a practical, modern education, at a low cost.