§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many free-standing sixth form colleges have opened since 1997. 
§ Alan Johnson
Two Sixth Form Colleges have been incorporated since 1997, Brooke House Sixth Form College in Hackney and Longley Park Sixth Form College in Sheffield. Brooke House Sixth Form College was incorporated in October 2001 and took its first students in September 2002. Longley Park Sixth Form College was incorporated in November 2002 and expects to take its first students in September 2004.