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Schools’ Poor Call

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The Sun outlines key policies to improve social mobility in our Mobility Manifesto, released ahead of the General Election.

Grammar schools must recruit more of the poorest pupils – before they’re allowed to expand, a hard-hitting report says today.

The respected Sutton Trust has also demanded the best state secondaries surrender half their places to pupils out of the local area.

Experts hope the plan to have “inner and outer catchments” will help reduce the “selection by house price” problem highlighted by Theresa May.

It follows research showing a pupil attending a private prep school is ten times more likely to get into a grammar school than a child who gets free school meals.

In a report published ahead of the Tory manifesto, the educational charity has laid out a series of steps to make grammar school admissions fairer.

Read the full article here.