Six grammar schools across four local authority areas will split £14.3m to expand and create an extra 1,100 school places, the Department for Education has announced.

The successful schools make up less than a quarter of the 25 schools who bid for the latest tranche of the selective schools expansion fund (SSEF).

The funding is also down on what was handed out last year when 16 schools shared £50 million. It was the first time the funding had been awarded.

The six new schools are: King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham; Ribston Hall High School in Gloucestershire; Haberdashers’ Adams in Telford and Wrekin; Newport Girls’ High School Academy in Telford and Wrekin; Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Trafford, and Stretford Grammar School – also in Trafford.

To get funding, grammar schools have to show how they will open up access to poorer pupils.

Schools Week analysis found that, despite the pledges, the grammars given cash last year still lagged behind comprehensives on this measure.

Source: School News
Three-quarters of grammars turned down for £14.3m expansion cash

Three-quarters of grammars turned down for £14.3m expansion cash
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