Figures suggest schools do not ‘select by the back door’
NEW statistics from the Church of England's Education Divisionsuggest that the intake of the Church's 4664 schools is broadlysimilar to that of non-church schools. One in four pupils at a C ofE secondary school is from an ethnic-minority background, and 15per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals - a keypoverty indicator - the same proportion as in non-churchschools.
The figures contradict persistent claims by secularistorganisations that church-school admissions are skewed ...
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