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Grammar schools are less socially selective than many comprehensive schools 

A new study uses a more accurate indicator of social deprivation than was used in the past.   It compares England's 164 grammar schools with the 164 most socially selective comprehensive schools. In the grammar schools 13.5% of the pupils were from 'income deprived' backgrounds pupils compared with only 9.2% in the comprehensives. The grammar schools. also achieved better results: 97.7% of pupils in the grammars achieved 5 or more grade A*-C GCSEs including English and maths compared with only 66.7% in the comprehensives.  Worlds Apart: social variation among schools by Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson, Buckingham University and The Sutton Trust, April 2010.

Daily Mail, 12 April 2010

Daily Telegraph, 12 April 2010

Buckingham University