Edgbaston head teachers backs call for funding for poorer pupils

In an article in the Birmingham Post, 24/05/12  John Claughton, Master of King Edward’s School in Birmingham called for more state help for disadvantaged pupils following Nick Clegg's claims of class divides.

John Claughton, Master of King Edward’s School in Birmingham, explains how his school, like many other independent schools, is working hard to provide places for disadvantaged students.

He said: “At independent schools like King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls, we are not absolutely full with the rich and the wealthy. When I look at our Year 7 boys starting in September, 25 per cent of them will be on an assisted place, and 10-15 per cent of those will be here absolutely free. Pupils come from a mix of backgrounds and are all given the same outstanding opportunities.”

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