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MORE SELECTION POWERS FOR SCHOOLS PROPOSED

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England's 4,000 state secondary schools may be given greater powers to select their pupils under proposals soon to ...
England's 4,000 state secondary schools may be given greater powers to select their pupils under proposals soon to be unveiled by education and employment secretary Gillian Shephard, reported the Financial Times (Nov 25, p7).

Mrs Shephard is to issue a consultation paper on school admissions, which is likely to include options for increasing the proportion of pupils schools are allowed to select by aptitude without seeking specific government approval.

At present, tight limits on selection apply in most state schools. The remaining grammar schools, of which there are about 250, are the only significant exception.
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