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Academy chains to open Grammars to improve social mobility?

Academy chains to open Grammars to improve social mobility?

Academy chains are considering opening new grammar schools for disadvantaged children in a bid to improve social mobility, it can be revealed.

The Inspiration Trust, an influential multi-academy chain, has confirmed it has held talks with the Department for Education about opening a “pupil premium grammar school” in the near future.

The selective school, which would be targeted at disadvantaged pupils who receive additional funding, including those on free school meals, would be established in Norwich, an area listed as part of the Government’s multi-pronged ‘opportunity’ strategy.

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