A small but growing number of schools, mainly sponsored academies, are using ability banding or random allocation (ballots) as part of their admissions criteria, according to new Sutton Trust research published today.
Conor Ryan considers the implications of this week’s Sutton Trust report on the growth of banding and random allocation in school admissions.
Greg Hurst in The Times covers new Sutton Trust Research on school admissions procedures.
Writing for the Telegraph, Graeme Paton reports on new Sutton Trust research suggesting more schools 'should allocate places using lotteries.'
More academies and free schools turn to admissions lottery arrangements to prevent all the places from being taken by rich parents
Richard Garner in the Independent cites The Sutton Trust's report on secondary school admissions.
An increasing number of schools are using lotteries or "banding" pupils by ability to allocate places, writes Angela Harrison for the BBC.
Writing for the Standard Anna Davis reports how the Sutton Trust is calling for more schools to introduce ballots for school places.
Philip Noden co-author of the Sutton Trust's Ballots and Banding report, reflects on the report's findings in this article in The Conversation.
Government plans to get more disadvantaged children into grammar schools by making tests less coachable
The Independent quotes Sutton Trust research.
The number of secondary schools using “lotteries” and banding to decide which students to admit is on the rise, a new report reveals.