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Grammar schools expanding "through the back door".

Grammar schools expanding "through the back door".

Grammar schools in Gloucestershire are expanding “through the back door” by increasing their pupil admission numbers, a furious local comprehensive head has warned – but grammar heads are pointing to funding pressures and the need for more local secondary places.

Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said members were reporting an increase in grammar school expansions, with specific concerns raised about Gloucestershire. Schools Week has previously reported that Kent grammar schools took on enough extra pupils over five years to fill a new large school.

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