Reform's submission to the government's consultation: schools that work for everyone

Document type
Policy briefing
Corporate author(s)
Date of publication
1 December 2016
Education and Skills
Social welfare
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Reform recognises the need to create more additional school places, but believes that demand should be met by expanding non-selective provision only. Non-selective provision means schools that have no ability or faith entry requirements.

Reform alternatively recommends that local authorities be required to widen or remove catchment areas and that other restrictions on school entry are removed. This simplification of the school admissions code would widen access to the best schools by the poorest pupils and, if implemented alongside random allocation for oversubscribed schools, would create a fairer system than the current selection process.

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