This review aims to put the issues of school admissions in England in the international context, by examining options and identifying assumptions challenged by admissions systems in three countries: Sweden, the Netherlands and New Zealand.
The findings suggest that the difficulties identified within the literature in England are also found in other educational systems. These include:
- issues of marketisation and parental choice
- issues concerning the allocation of placements within faith schools
- ways of ensuring fairness in school admissions policies.
The report raises questions about whether any admissions process is independent of wider socio-economic factors and the way in which any system privileges one group over another.
How to cite this publication:
Fletcher-Campbell, F., Whitby, K., White, K. and Chamberlain, T. (2007). Review of International Literature on Admissions: Literature Review. Reading: CfBT Education Trust.
Fletcher-Campbell, F., Whitby, K., White, K. and Chamberlain, T. (2007). Review of International Literature on Admissions: Literature Review. Executive Summary.Reading: CfBT Education Trust.