State-funded schools becoming more socially exclusive, study shows
Richard AdamsGrowing gaps in household incomes and rising house prices have made England's top state-funded comprehensive and academy schools more socially exclusive, research says.
Analysis by the Sutton Trust reveals nearly one in six of such secondary schools have greater exclusivity than their neighbouring state schools and the national average.
To stop the drift towards selection by stealth in the best-performing 500 state-funded schools, the trust wants new admission procedures. Rather than admission based on proximity, the trust suggests using lotteries. This would mean a proportion of places being allocated randomly or by banding – admission by mixed levels of ability, to achieve a balanced intake.
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"State-funded schools becoming more socially exclusive, study shows", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/state-funded-schools-becoming-more-socially-exclusive-study-shows