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Governors decide against talent contest

Governors at a west Yorkshire grant-maintained school have voted not to introduce selection for 10 per cent of its intake of pupils gifted in performing arts and sport.

The decision follows a row over the potential effects on examination results in other schools in the area.

Oakbank School in Keighley wanted to admit a "talented tenth", selected by examination, from September 1996. But the two other local secondary school opposed the move with backing from Bradford education authority.

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