22 Jul '14

News State schools may prioritise poorest pupils in admissions revamp

Children eligible for pupil premium could be given preference as part of government-proposed reformAll state-funded schools will be allowed to prioritise places for children from the poorest backgrounds under a new draft admissions code on Tuesday.The proposal, which is subject to consultation, would apply to children who are eligible for the pupil premium a subsidy system that gives schools extra funding of £1,300 for each primary pupil and £935 for each secondary pupil who receives free school meals. Continue reading...

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