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Half of grammar school expansion plans fail.

Half of grammar school expansion plans fail.

More than half of the first round of bids from grammar schools that wanted to expand were turned down, it was revealed today.

Just 16 schools were successful in their bids to create additional places under the government’s selective schools expansion fund last year – which enables schools to expand only if they demonstrate how they will attract more disadvantaged pupils and work with other schools in their area to raise standards.

But the full list of applicants published today shows that there were 41 applications.

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