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ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR PARTIALLY SELECTIVE SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 23: tabled on 15 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that there are a number of schools permitted to select a minority of pupils by ability; further notes that the draft School Admissions Code currently under consultation proposes that the admissions procedures for such schools will no longer be able to give priority to siblings of existing pupils; expresses its concern that the absence of this admissions criterion may create practical difficulties for those families who have children attending such schools; further notes the value to a school of a continuity of parental support gained by siblings' attendance at the same school; and calls for the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to permit partially selective schools to continue to give priority to siblings of existing pupils.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.