§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the applications for grant-maintained school status notified to his Department from within the seven counties of the south-west.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Of the 54 proposals for GM Status that have so far reached my right hon. Friend for a decision, he has approved 44 schools. The approvals include seven schools in the south-west. Three schools in that area had their applications rejected. The list of applications is as follows.
List of schools in the seven counties of the south west who have applied for grant-maintained status County and School Application Details Avon Beechen Cliff School, Bath Approved, now incorporated. Dorset Bournemouth Grammar School Approved for incorporation on 1 September 1990. Foster's Grammar School for Boys' Sherborne Rejected. Lord Digby's School for Girls, Sherborne. Rejected. Devon Colyton Grammar School Approved, now incorporated. Gloucestershire Ribston Hall High School, Gloucester Approved, now incorporated.
County and School Application Details Marling School, Stroud Approved for incorporation on 1 September 1990. Stroud Girls' High School Approved for incorporation on 1 September 1990. Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham Approved for incorporation on 1 September 1990. Highwood, School, Nailsworth Rejected.
Currently, no schools in Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire have applied for GM status.