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How much does private tutoring matter for grammar school admissions?

Before the 2017 general election, it seemed like grammar schools were about to make a widespread return to England. Although this didn’t happen after the Tories lost their parliamentary majority, the new Secretary of State for Education has backed plans to allow existing grammar schools to expand. This renewed interest in expanding selective education has [...]

By | 2018-05-02T14:34:45+00:00 22nd March 2018|Admissions, Pupil demographics|

Who are the pupils in alternative provision?

Latest DfE statistics show that there were almost 16,000 pupils on-roll at pupil referral units, and another 22,000 in other local authority alternative provision in January 2017 [XLS, table 1b]. These are pupils whose education is paid for by the state but who do not have places at state-funded mainstream or special schools. The different [...]

By | 2017-11-20T17:59:42+00:00 11th October 2017|Admissions, Pupil demographics, Structures|

Kent 11-plus, part 6: Conclusions

This is part of a series of posts from Datalab on how the 11-plus works in practice in Kent. Find the other posts in the series here. It is worth summarising some of the things that we have observed in the course of this analysis. Relatively small changes to the rules that determine whether a [...]

By | 2017-10-23T13:13:33+00:00 5th May 2017|Admissions|

Kent 11-plus, part 4: Headteacher panels may be no better at identifying the most capable children than the tests are themselves

This is part of a series of posts from Datalab on how the 11-plus works in practice in Kent. Find the other posts in the series here. Passing the 11-plus isn’t the only way to get into a Kent grammar school, as we’ve seen. Headteacher panels review around 2,000 pupils each year, with approximately half [...]

By | 2017-10-23T13:13:16+00:00 5th May 2017|Admissions|
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