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Grammar school parents in revolt.

Grammar school parents in revolt.

Grammar school parents are in open revolt over plans to drop entry marks for disadvantaged pupils.

Over 3,000 people have signed an online petition warning that reducing the pass mark for the Eleven Plus will lead to standards dropping “dramatically”.

The King Edward VI Academy Trust, which runs six grammar schools in Birmingham, plans to introduce new catchment areas from next September that will give priority to disadvantaged pupils who live in those areas, even if they achieve slightly lower entry scores.

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