Social mobility tsar casts doubt over grammar school revival in England
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Social mobility tsar casts doubt over grammar school revival in England

Katharine Birbalsingh says disadvantaged pupils with few resources struggle to win places

The UK’s social mobility tsar has cast doubt on Liz Truss’s plans to revive grammar schools in England, arguing that they mainly benefit children whose families can afford to coach them to pass entrance exams.

Katharine Birbalsingh, the headteacher named last year by Truss as chair of the government’s social mobility commission, said selective schools educated few disadvantaged or working-class pupils because they struggled to win places.

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