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Grammar Schools: Travel

Question for Department for Education

UIN 128520, tabled on 20 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Government’s policy is on offering disadvantaged pupils free travel for up to fifteen miles to attend a grammar school.

Answered on

28 February 2018

The Department is committed to supporting every child to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background. The Department is continuing to work with the education sector to consider how best to encourage more disadvantaged pupils to apply to selective schools. We are still considering the responses to the ‘Schools that Work for Everyone’ consultation, which set out our plans for providing more good school places. The Department will be announcing our plans in response to this consultation in due course.