Most grammar schools 'not prioritising poor pupils'
Fewer than half of England's grammar schools give poor pupils priority in allocating places, BBC research shows.
An analysis of the 163 grammar schools' admissions policies found 90 do not take account of a child's eligibility for free school meals.
Ministers want to ensure new selective schools take in more poor pupils.
The Grammar School Heads Association said grammars were at the forefront of giving admissions priority to disadvantaged pupils.
Grammar schools - state-funded schools that select pupils on the basis of ability - are facing increasing pressure to become more socially... read more
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