The number of children who go to fee paying schools and have been given places at grammar schools in Kent has been revealed by a Freedom of Information request. 

Kent Online report:

More than 400 children from dozens of fee-paying independent schools have been offered places at Kent grammar schools this year, according to figures obtained by KentOnline.

The figures are slightly below last year, but underline the continuing impact of the independent sector on the county’s selective system.

Just weeks ago, the county council revealed proposals to revamp the 11-plus test in an effort to make it less coachable and more “tutor proof”.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.