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School admissions and accountabilityPlanning, choice or chance?$
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Mike Feintuck and Roz Stephens

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306238

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306238.001.0001

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The changing policy context

The changing policy context

(p.20) (p.21) Two The changing policy context
School admissions and accountability

Mike Feintuck

Roz Stevens

Policy Press

Themes, and variations within them, are considered. They have informed debate about school admissions as an aspect of education policy (and social policy more generally) in England post-1945. A historical trace is provided, from what is often presented as a consensual settlement under the Education Act 1944, through debates about grammar schools and comprehensive schools in the 1960s and 1970s, to the positions under the Education Reform Act 1988 and subsequent legislation, including most recently that of the Coalition government formed in 2010. The roles and limitations of the legal system in this context are discussed throughout, and questions relating to children with Special Educational Needs are given particular attention.

Keywords:   school admissions, Education Act 1944, local education authorities, Education Reform Act 1988, parental choice, Special Educational Needs

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