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New grammars to be told: Put families on less than £33k first

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The Daily Mail quotes our Chairman, Sir Peter Lampl, in response to new proposals to improve access to grammar schools for ‘ordinary working families’.

Quotas could be introduced for new grammar schools to prioritise pupils from families earning around £33,000 or less.

Education Secretary Justine Greening said these ‘ordinary working families’ had previously ‘fallen under the radar’ and deserved access to better schools.

Outlining her target group for priority entry to grammars for the first time, she focused on families on the median household income or below.

Sir Peter Lampl, founder of the Sutton Trust, which campaigns for social mobility through education, said yesterday: ‘We welcome Justine Greening’s commitment to addressing the challenges that children from poor and ordinary working families face getting into grammar schools.’

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