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More and more local authorities are using ballots to decide school places
Schools admissions lottery ‘fairest’

By Alex Stevenson A senior MP has called for “transparency and fairness” after Ed Balls yesterday cast doubt on the future of the government’s school admissions policy. Yesterday the schools secretary announced plans to review government advice to local authorities, which backs “random allocation” of school places in areas where some schools are oversubscribed. Mr… Read more »

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Lib Dems plan to cut class size
Lib Dems plan to cut class size

By politics.co.uk staff The Liberal Democrats have announced new plans to reduce the maximum class size of infant schools. They will help English infant schools reduce their class capacity to a maximum 15, half the current limit. The proposals will be funded by ending the Child Trust Fund, which gives every child £250 when they… Read more »

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