'Half of grammar schools do not set aside places for poorer pupils'



Poor pupils are not allocated priority places at more than half of England's grammar schools, research suggests.
Analysis by the BBC shows that 90 of the 163 grammar schools' admissions policies do not consider a child's eligibility for free school meals.
Government plans to increase the number of grammar schools has seen them come under increasing pressure to become more socially inclusive.
According to the broadcaster, the most recently published admission policies for applications for 2017-18 reveal the extent to which change is under way.
Pupils are required to pass entry exams to gain... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 25
Source: Belper News
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