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A study of the 500 top performing comprehensives at GCSE level shows that,coach outlet online, on average,coach outlet store online, they have less than half the number of pupils on free school meals than the average school,ghd, with 7.6 per cent as opposed to 16.5 per cent.

Sir Peter Lampl,cheap ghd, chairman of the Sutton Trust,coach outlet, which aims to promote social mobility and produced today’s report,coach outlet, said many schools were “exercising a form of social selection”. He added: “The bottom line is: how good a school you go to depends on your parents’ income.”

The report shows that comprehensives that are faith schools or academies both have higher representation in the table,cheap ghd straighteners.

In all,coach outlet factory online, 95 per cent of the schools in the top 500 had a smaller proportion of pupils on free school meals – an indicator of poverty – than the average for their local areas.

The report points out that most comprehensives – the 75 per cent that are either faith or academies – are in control of their own admissions policies. “They are exercising covert selection,coach outlet factory online,” said Sir Peter.

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