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School admissions: nine children competing for top places

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/01/2012

Graeme Paton and Hannah Furness

Many of Government's flagship academies and free schools reported turning away up to 1,000 children each following a surge in applications.

Nationally, an estimated one-in-six pupils - almost 100,000 - will be rejected from their first choice and around one-in-20 will fail to get into at least three schools named on application forms.

Admissions advisors said that the move was likely to result in a rise in the number of parents seeking legal help to lodge official appeals.

It is likely to be driven by increased use of lottery-style admissions systems that have been introduced by some schools - particularly academies and free schools - to stop middle-class families buying property nearby to secure places.

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"School admissions: nine children competing for top places", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/school-admissions-nine-children-competing-for-top-places