Ten state grammar schools are in talks to be paid to teach thousands of Chinese teenagers looking to apply to British universities. iNews reports.
The plans, reported by The Sunday Times, involve 16 and 17-year-olds from China being taught A-levels for up to six months and given help to apply to UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, from next September.
The payment per pupil, due to be negotiated this month, could be up to £2,000 per sixth-former for a six-month stay.
The group of grammar schools is working with officials in China’s Jiangxi province, and is led by Desmond Deehan, the headteacher at Townley Grammar in Bexley, south London.
He said that he hoped the extra funding would allow schools to employ more teachers, “which is impossible with current funding”.
Mr Deehan also said that the scheme was open to any non selective state schools which are interested in hosting Chinese students.
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