Sixteen grammars win funds to expand

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Sixteen grammar schools in England have been given permission to create hundreds of new places.

The schools are receiving a share of the Department for Education's £50m selective school expansion fund to accommodate up to 4,000 extra pupils.

The schools were selected from 39 applications and make up 10% of England's 163 grammar schools.

The money has been granted on the condition these schools have ambitious plans to admit more poor pupils.

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