Grammar schools to prioritise pupils from deprived backgrounds

May 2, 2014 2:39 pm

Over half of England’s 164 grammar schools are seeking to rewrite their admissions codes to give priority to pupils from deprived backgrounds. The move has been sparked by Sutton Trust research showing only 2.7% of grammar school places went to pupils eligible for free school meals, a fraction of the 20% rate seen in state schools generally.


May 2, 2014 2:39 pm


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