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Figures suggest schools do not ‘select by the back door’

by Margaret Holness, Education Correspondent

Posted: 22 Nov 2013 @ 12:11

NEW statistics from the Church of England's Education Division suggest that the intake of the Church's 4664 schools is broadly similar to that of non-church schools. One in four pupils at a C of E secondary school is from an ethnic-minority background, and 15 per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals - a key poverty indicator - the same proportion as in non-church schools.

The figures contradict persistent claims by secularist organisations that church-school admissions ...

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