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← Church schools shun poorest pupils

merlinaeus's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by merlinaeus

Trust deeds that relate to the church giving land for the school often state specifically that the school is for the education of the 'poor' of the parish. That is certainly the case with our local CofE school. Nothing to stop children of wealthier families being admitted as well, but certainly not to the deliberate exclusion of the poor.

With comment 14, I'm not sure how such a school could select according to wealth. But I am fairly sure that how soon the parents get the child's name on the list is irrelevant; it gives no advantage, and is not among the criteria for admission priority.

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:13:45 UTC | #924702