It is “absurd” to class state school pupils as disadvantaged

In an article in the Times, 12/05/13, Chris Ramsey, co-chair of the HMC/GSA universities committee and headmaster of The King’s School in Chester, responds to suggestions that state school pupils should be classed as disadvantaged in university admissions. 

Chris Ramsey, co-chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference universities committee and headmaster of The King’s School in Chester, said it was “absurd” to class state school pupils as disadvantaged.

“We are in favour of intelligent, transparent use of contextual data where it can inform admissions. But use of ‘school type’ is neither intelligent nor transparent: not all independent schools are the same, nor are all state schools,” he said.

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