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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL TO OFFER FREE PLACES FOR POOR - AFTER MEANS TEST

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Manchester Grammar School - one of Britain's most famous fee paying schools - is to offer free or subsidised places...
Manchester Grammar School - one of Britain's most famous fee paying schools - is to offer free or subsidised places to all poor pupils who qualify for entry, but only after checking the size of their parents homes and incomes.

The Independent (June 6, p4) reported that a£10m appeal would create a new kind of 'free access' independent school and allow it to offer the same number of assisted places as the government scheme which was abolished last year.

The means testing part of the scheme is meant to avoid the 'misuse' of

funds which the school claims was part of the government scheme.
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