Labour claims admission changes will expand grammars
Labour is calling on Liberal Democrat MPs to support a bid to block changes to school admission rules, which they argue will open a "back door" to expand grammar schools in England.
Education spokesman Stephen Twigg says changes are being "sneaked through".
An education department spokesman rejected claims of favouring grammars.
"We are making it easier for all popular and successful state schools to expand to meet the demands of parents - grammar or not," the spokesman said.
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg is arguing that the latest proposed version of the school admission code will restrict the ability of parents to appeal against changes to the allocation of places in schools.
There have been claims that making it easier for schools to expand will be used to increase places in grammar schools.
"The Tory-led government is expanding selection at 11 by the back door, by trying to sneak through changes to the admission code without parliamentary debate," said Mr Twigg.
Read more ... (BBC News - 16 January)