Schools: Admissions

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained schools other than grammar schools select a proportion of their pupils on the basis of aptitude in a particular subject; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families

Following local consultation, maintained schools may introduce selection of up to 10 per cent. of their intake on the basis of aptitude for prescribed subjects.

As these arrangements are determined locally, we do not hold data centrally on the number of schools who do so.

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