Ministers to act against headteachers refusing special needs pupils admission to schools;News;News amp; opinion

19th November 1999 at 00:00
Ministers are preparing to act against headteachers who refuse to admit children with special needs in order to improve their league-table standings, writes Chris Bunting.

School standards minister Estelle Morris told an education debate at London's Institute of Education that the problem of schools' manipulating their intakes was "acute".

She said: "I think this is a great issue for all of us and I admit that we are just only beginning to address it. Some schools will not take underprivileged children or anyone with special educational needs."

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