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Are parents driving grammar school expansion?

Are parents driving grammar school expansion?

Like many mothers, Ruth Cornish started thinking about choosing secondary schools when her children were eight or nine years old.

She wanted an academically selective school for Henry and Florence.

The family live in Gloucestershire, a county with some of the oldest grammar schools in England.

"I do think it's harder for children to get good results, to get to university, get a good job.  So anything we can do to help them seems to me a no-brainer."

She's delighted that since 2010, every grammar school in Gloucestershire has added extra places, even though there hasn't been an increase in 11-year-olds.

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