School system ‘highly socially segregated’

ITV is reporting that half of secondary school head teachers think that social segregation is a problem in state schools, new data suggests.

Ahead of secondary school places being allocated, the Sutton Trust published its annual report into how spots are given out and how this varies from school to school.

More than three-quarters of parents (78%) polled by YouGov believe that non-selective state schools should have a better mix of pupils from different backgrounds.

The data comes on the same day that the Office for Students (OfS) launched a review into college and undergraduate university admissions.

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