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Schools cherry-picking pupils who apply mid-year, says report | BBC News

Vulnerable children can struggle to find a school place if they apply mid-year, with some schools “cherry-picking” pupils, according to the chief schools adjudicator for England.

Some schools “unlawfully” interviewed children before deciding on in-year places, said Shan Scott in a report.

Others made background checks on would-be pupils, said Ms Scott, who became chief adjudicator in April.

The government said the report would help ensure fairer school admissions.

Delays to in-year admissions were a matter of concern, said Ms Scott, in her first annual report on the admissions system in England.

Read the full story on the BBC website: Schools cherry-picking pupils who apply mid-year, says report | BBC News

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