The BBC is reporting that a series of recommendations have been announced in a bid to get more children from poorer backgrounds in to Kent grammar schools.
A Kent County Council select committee said it wanted to see greater co-ordination between primaries and grammars to identify “bright children”…
However, the committee said in its report it could not “impose” measures.
The 16 recommendations in the report range from urging grammar schools to use multiple uniform suppliers to keep costs down, to offering help with transport costs.
The report said children from poorer backgrounds need improved support during entrance tests and during the appeals process.
Matthew Bartlett, who is the headteacher of Dover Grammar School for Girls, said: “Grammar school heads will not rest until there is absolute parity of opportunity for all young people regardless of their social and economic background.”
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