Grammar schools

Gloucestershire grammar school draw

The number of children from outside Gloucestershire attending grammar schools in the county has increased.

Data collected from a BBC Radio Gloucestershire Freedom of Information request shows:

  • There are currently 628 pupils with non-Gloucestershire postcodes at the county's seven grammar schools
  • That's an increase of more than 55% in two years
  • The majority travel from the Swindon area - but children also come from Bristol, Hereford, Worcester, Oxford and Newport.

Stroud MP David Drew said local schools "should be for local children" but headteachers said entry is purely ranked on the score received in the grammar entry test.

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