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Coaching for selective tests | Places at grammar schools in Birmingham - September 2021 | Birmingham City Council

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Coaching for selective tests

Our policy is that no teaching or coaching for selective tests should take place in any of the City’s primary schools. This is because the practice of coaching can be counter-productive, as over-achievement in the entry tests may be against the long-term interests of children whose ability may be more limited than their score would suggest.

We’ve asked head teachers who are asked for guidance from parents to provide this within the context of the overall educational development of the children concerned.