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Grammar schools favouring children from poorer families in admissions.

Grammar schools favouring children from poorer families in admissions.

Majority of grammar schools favouring children from poorer families in their admissions to boost social mobility

  • Many grammar schools are giving highest priority to children from disadvantaged backgrounds who pass the 11-plus test
  • Others ring-fence places for poor youngsters who meet the required standard while a 'small number' set lower pass marks
  • The pressure to be more socially inclusive has been rising since the creation of new grammar schools became a flagship policy for Prime Minister Theresa May

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