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FIVE-YEAR-OLDS FACE SELECTION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Education secretary Gillian Shephard told a select committee yesterday there would be no distinction made between p...
Education secretary Gillian Shephard told a select committee yesterday there would be no distinction made between primary and secondary schools, and they both would be able to select up to half their pupils, reports The Times (p2).

In line with plans for secondary schools, grant maintained primaries will be able to test five-year-old entrants for 50% of its places, and state primaries 20%.

Mrs Shephard said however she did not expect primary schools would make use of their new powers.
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