Independents ditch selection

19th October 2012 at 01:00

Some prestigious independent day schools in the north of England, including Liverpool College and the King's School, Tynemouth, have said they will drop selection next September, in exchange for becoming state- funded. A similar trend is emerging in the west of England and Wales, but the top 25 per cent of elite schools still have waiting lists.

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