May's education revolution: Private schools will have to 'sponsor' the state sector to retain their charitable tax status under new 'meritocracy' - while failing schools will be BANNED from expanding

Private schools will have to sponsor the state sector as part of Tory plans to turn Britain into the ‘world’s great meritocracy’.


Headteachers of at least 100 top independent schools will be told they must help run an academy or set up a free school if they want to keep their charitable tax status.


The raft of reforms also includes a ban on councils expanding badly performing schools, and a promise to tackle ‘selection by house price’ with a review of admissions rules.


The party also confirmed its commitment to new grammar schools, which would allow bright pupils to enter at a range of ages.

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