Schools: Libraries

Department for Education written question – answered am ar 18 Tachwedd 2014.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Llafur, Glasgow South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England have a specifically designated library for use by pupils as a proportion of the total number of schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

We do not collect data on the number of primary or secondary schools that provide a specifically designated library for their pupils.

The Government is fully supportive of school libraries and aware of the important role they play in encouraging young people to read for pleasure. We know that many headteachers recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided.

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