By F. C. PRICE WHILE the Salford Dio
cesan -Schools Commissioners are still 'discussing the future of Catholic secondary schools with Manchester Education Committee, provisional plans for Anglican schools have been announced.
If the proposals are accepted there will be three Anglican comprehensives — one catering for 1,000 pupils, another slightly smaller and a junior comprehensive for 600.
This will mean building one new school and extending two others. Two existing schools will go out of use. One not included in the scheme is the Fallowfield Church of England Technical High School.
Commenting on the proposals, Canon Charles Sherwood, Director of Religious Education in the Manchester Diocese. said: "While nothing is finally settled, the diocesan authorities feel that We should not stand apart from the new system".
He said he did not think the Anglican decision would in any way influence the outcome as far as Catholic schools were concerned. He pointed out that the Anglicans had far fewer secondary schools in Manchester than the Catholics, and had no maintained or direct grant grammar schools.
He thought that by joining in the comprehensive scheme there would be greater opportunities or increased Church influence on education, especially as at present they were not directly associated with grammar education.