Academies Bill — Selective Schools Becoming Academies Exempt from Requirement to Provide Education for Pupils of Different Abilities — 21 Jul 2010 at 22:05

The majority of MPs voted to allow selective schools which become academies an exemption from the general requirement for academy schools to provide education for pupils of different abilities.

ie. they permitted schools which select on ability to become academies.

The text of the defeated amendment was[1]:

  • page 4, line 21, leave out subsections (3) and (4).

The subsections to be omitted read:

  • (3) If the school is a selective school, section 1(6)(c) (requirement to provide education for pupils of different abilities) does not apply in relation to any Academy arrangements to be entered into in relation to the school or a school that replaces it.
  • (4) For this purpose a school is a “selective school” if its admission arrangements make provision for selection of pupils by ability, and—
  • •(a) its admission arrangements are permitted to do so by section 100 of SSFA 1998 (permitted selection: pre-existing arrangements), or
  • •(b) the school is designated under section 104 of SSFA 1998 (designation of grammar schools).
  • Section 99(5) of SSFA 1998 applies for the purposes of this subsection as it applies for the purposes of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of SSFA 1998.
  • [1] Amendments sheet (Amendment voted on is no.14)
  • [2] Academies Bill as of 14th July 2010

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con278 (+2 tell) 0091.5%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 211 (+2 tell)082.6%
LDem42 1075.4%
Total:322 213085.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst LDem (front bench)aye

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