Disadvantaged pupils offered Birmingham grammar school places

Almost 200 children from low income families are to be offered places at a grammar schools, after a change to their entrance criteria, BBC is reporting.

The King Edward state grammar schools in Birmingham said the changes were to make its six free sites more inclusive.

The 193 disadvantaged children who passed the entrance exam, which is 30% more than last year, are to be offered places in the September intake.

The changes were made at King Edward VI’s Aston School, Camp Hill Schools for Boys and Girls, Five Ways School and Handsworth Schools for Boys and Girls.

Only about 900 places are available and admission criteria has not previously considered where an applicant lives, with places in 2017 offered to children as far afield as Derby.

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