Revealed: Six grammar schools given go-ahead to expand

But 19 other grammar schools failed in their bids for government expansion money

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The DfE has today released the names of six schools which have been successful in their applications for money from the government’s Selective Schools Expansion Fund.

The schools will share funding of £14.3 million which will together enable them to create more than 1,100 additional selective school places.

A total of 25 schools applied for the fund for which, in order to get cash, they must demonstrate strong commitment to increasing admissions of disadvantaged pupils.


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The schools are:

King Edward VI Handsworth School, Birmingham

Ribston Hall High School, Gloucestershire

Haberdashers' Adams, Telford and Wrekin

Newport Girls' High School Academy, Telford and Wrekin

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Trafford

Stretford Grammar School, Trafford

Schools minister Nick Gibb said: "This investment will give even more young people, from all backgrounds, the chance to learn at some of the highest-performing schools in the country benefitting from the world-class education they offer.

"Successful schools are also required to work with neighbouring schools to share expertise so that opportunities can be improved for as many young people as possible as part of our continued efforts to drive up standards."

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