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← Church schools shun poorest pupils

lol mahmood's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by lol mahmood

Comment 14 by hiss :

In my experience of working in a Church of England school, pupils were not selected according to wealth. I am not entirely sure how you could achieve this. However, it is most definitely the case that wealthy parents who live in the area (or who have moved to the area) are more likely than poorer parents to work hard to get their child into a C of E school. This may involve getting their names on the list sooner, or pretending to be Christian more convincingly.

The 'middle class parents pretending to be christian' is an increasingly popular sitcom staple. Many a true word, and all that...

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:21:38 UTC | #924707