School lottery system 'failed in aim'

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A controversial lottery system for secondary school places in Brighton failed in one of its key aims, to give poorer children equal access to top schools, academics say.

Researchers looked at what has happened in Brighton and Hove since a lottery was brought in two years ago.

They say pupils in the poorest areas still have little chance of getting into the most popular schools.

Brighton and Hove Council says the system is fairer than the previous one.

Gillian Hargreaves reports.

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