HC Deb 18 November 1941 vol 376 cc206-7W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of school teachers have been evacuated from the Channel Islands; and what steps he is taking to absorb them into the educational system of this country?

Mr. Butler

A number of such teachers are teaching the Channel Island children with whom they were evacuated to this country. There is a registry established by the Association of Education Committees and the National Union of Teachers to assist teachers who may become redundant to obtain posts in areas in which there is a shortage of teachers. This organisation is understood to have placed in teaching posts those Channel Island teachers who were not employed.

Cheshire Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme, The Manchester Warehousemen and Clerks' Orphan Schools. Boys 83
Girls 55
Cumberland Keswick School Boys 31
Girls 32
Cumberland Wigton, Friends' School Boys 44
Girls 35
Derbyshire Bakewell, Lady Manners' School Boys 11
Girls 12
Dorset Beaminster, Beaminster and Netherbury Grammar School Boys 30
Girls 17
Essex Saffron Walden, Friends' School Boys 87
Girls 84
Glos. Chipping Campden Grammar School Boys 27
Girls 12
Hants Petersfield, Bedales School Boys 93
Girls 106
Herts. Harpenden, St. George's School Boys 84
Girls 65
Herts. Letchworth, St. Christopher School Boys 62
Girls 61
Kent Otterden, New Herrlingen School Boys 44
Girls 35
Middlesex Harrow, Pinner, The Royal Commercial Travellers' Schools Boys 190
Girls 146
Somerset Winscombe, Sidcot School Boys 82
Girls 82
Surrey Coulsdon and Purley, Warehousemen, Clerks' and Drapers' School. Boys 63
Girls 137
Surrey Farnham, Rowledge, Frensham Heights School Boys 55
Girls 59
Surrey Leatherhead, Ashtead City of London Freemen's School Boys 39
Girls 18
Westmorland Kirkby Lonsdale Grammar School Boys 15
Girls 14
Yorks (N.R.) Great Ayton, Friends' School Boys 73
Girls 51

Of the Schools included in this list one—the Warehousemen and Clerks' Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme—receives grant direct from the Board and the amount paid for the last School Year was £3,773. Of the remainder one School—Kirkby Lonsdale—is maintained by the Westmorland County Council and four—Keswick School, Lady Manners' School, Beaminster School and Chipping Campden School—are aided by the Local Education Authority on whose expenditure the Board pay grant at the rate of 50 per cent.

None of the other Schools in the list receives grant.