Social Selectivity of State Schools and the Impact of Gramma


A summary and discussion of findings from ‘Evidence on the effects of selective educational systems’ by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University. This study shows that the vast majority of England's most socially selective state secondary schools are non-grammar schools. However, England's remaining grammar schools are enrolling half as many academically able children from disadvantaged backgrounds as they could do. Grammar schools take relatively fewer bright, poor pupils than schools that do not select by ability. The report also suggests that state faith schools take fewer poorer pupils compared to other state secondaries. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.09 (33)

DATE: 30/09/2008
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