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ERIC Number: ED559235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Poor Grammar: Entry into Grammar Schools for Disadvantaged Pupils in England
Cribb, Jonathan; Jesson, David; Sibieta, Luke; Skipp, Amy; Vignoles, Anna
Sutton Trust
The Sutton Trust has always recognised the importance of fair school admissions to improving social mobility. Researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the University of Cambridge, and NatCen Social Research (NatCen), along with David Jesson from the University of York, were asked by the Sutton Trust to investigate entry into grammar schools by students from more socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The project had three elements: (1) an historical perspective of the position of grammar schools with regards to the admission of students from more disadvantaged backgrounds (David Jesson, University of York); (2) an assessment of entry into grammar schools for disadvantaged pupils (IFS); and (3) interviews with head teachers about the extent to which primary and grammar schools undertake outreach designed to help more disadvantaged students (NatCen). These three elements have been pulled together into this summary report. A copy of the full reports for each of the three elements is published on the Sutton Trust website. [Foreword by Peter Lampl.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sutton Trust (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)