Admissions abuse

9th September 2005 at 01:00
Ofsted should inspect schools' admission policies to stop high-performing comprehensives selecting the brightest pupils, Chris Waterman, chief executive of Confed, has said. He claimed that many voluntary-aided faith and foundation schools were abusing their freedom over admissions to boost their standing in league tables. Meanwhile, the Institute for Research in Integrated Strategies said that hundreds of schools are still interviewing pupils, using the process to select children covertly from better-off families.

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