week the 1944 PARKER of Northampton expressed the hope this that a British Government will eventually amend Education Act with regard to voluntary-aided schools.
The Bishop, who was distributing prizes at Our Lady's Convent School, Kettering, referred to the proposed new Catholic school at Kettering which is expected to cost £70,000.
"With the great increases in population in the area", he said. "new schools arc needed. Yet the Church cannot get Government help to build them—all the money for this school will have to be found privately."
The Bishop added that in Ketter'ng many people were anxious to have a private voluntary-aided school, "I sincerely hope that some Government or other. sooner or later, sees tit to amend the 1944 Education Act".
List week the Bishop blessed and officially opened the £67,000 St. Thomas More primary school at Peterborough. Northants. As well as Catholic clergy and members of religious orders and Catholic teachers, the guests as the opening ceremony included representatives of other denorn:nations, Er. Paul Taylor. chairman of the foundation managers. said they regretted that because of the smallness of the school hall the children's parents could not he at the opening. He welcomed the Mayoress of Peterborough. Mrs. George Bradley, and Ministry of Education and Joint Education Board officials.
Commenting on the smallness of the hail, the B:shop said the Ministry did not give permission to extend where necessary. Your hundred children had to ilSC the hall. and by 1970 there would he many more.
He added with a smile that he was "only giving hints to inspectors."