Eager for access;In brief

17th December 1999 at 00:00
AN INDEPENDENT school in Liverpool has been inundated with applications from parents who are eager for their children to benefit from a new scheme offering working-class pupils a subsidised place.

The Belvedere School has received 367 applications for the "open access" scheme it is running from September, in association with the millionaire Peter Lampl and the Girls' Day School Trust.

Seventy applicants will receive places according to their academic potential, regardless of ability to pay.

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