Thursday 2 August 2018 5:41 AM UTC
LONDON Aug 2: There are 11,000 more grammar school pupils in England now than in 2010, BBC analysis of official data shows.
And by 2021, the data suggests, the number of extra places created will be equivalent to 24 new grammar schools compared to eight years ago.
The analysis shows a rise in numbers even before the distribution of a new £50m growth fund, announced in May.
The government says schools will be eligible for funding only if they improve access for poorer pupils.
Grammar schools are state-funded secondary schools which allocate places to pupils on the basis of their performance in an extra academic test at the end of primary school.
Prime Minister Theresa May had to drop controversial plans to overturn the ban on new schools after the last election, but the expansion of existing grammar schools has been encouraged.
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