• Admissions review won't look at long-promised changes for summer-borns, says DfE

    A consultation on changes to school admissions will not propose changes for summer-born children, the Department for Education has said. Launching a review of how in-year admissions cater for vulnerable pupils today, the DfE said it had not included changes for summer-borns, but remains “committed to making these changes in due course”. We remain committed

    11.54 Jun. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Contextualised university admissions: how to make them fairer

    Now we have consensus that more diverse admissions benefit both students and universities, Sam Butters writes, it’s time to increase transparency via shared terminology and better use of data We know that parents’ income, the quality of school attended and a myriad of other background factors continue to affect educational outcomes for young people, including

    12.00 Jul. 12th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Distance is an unfair criterion for school admission

    While parents do engage in school choice, the system of using proximity to determine admission means that some households have negligible chance of admission to the best schools, explain Simon Burgess, Ellen Greaves and Anna Vignoles Parents in England have just made their secondary school choices, and we have carried out some research looking at the

    16.14 Nov. 1st, 2017 | Opinion