According to Daily Mail, most grammar schools are favouring the poorest pupils in admissions, sparking complaints from better-off parents.
Schools are giving a higher priority to children from disadvantaged backgrounds who pass the 11-plus test in a bid to boost social mobility.
Primaries and secondaries can give priority to children who are eligible for the pupil premium – extra cash given to schools to encourage them to educate disadvantaged youngsters. Other premiums used by schools include one for pupils from Armed Forces families.
But the latest report reveals increasing controversy around the issue, as two-fifths of all new complaints to the OSA are about grammar admissions.
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