Tory plan panned

4th May 2001 at 01:00
INDEPENDENT schools criticised a Tory plan to revive the Assisted Places Scheme through state subsidies for children with special talents, saying they want a scheme that covers all abilities. Under the Conservative Sponsore Access Plan, pupils who are academically able or have special sporting, technological or artistic talents, would receive funding equivalent to a state school place to enable them to attend an independent school.

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