The minimum score to be assessed as suitable for admission to a Medway grammar school was 483, down from 490 last year.
Schools that abandoned the transfer test to select pupils in 2021 do not need formal approval from the education minister for the move, the BBC reports.
Colchester Royal Grammar School has had its boarding provision rated by Ofsted as “outstanding.”
An investigation by The Times has found applications to grammar schools have risen by a quarter in five years.
Oxford and Cambridge have accepted record numbers of state school pupils to start this autumn, including some who did worse than expected at A-level, The Times reports.
Marlow’s Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School has delayed its opening date after ‘a number of positive’ coronavirus cases in the school community, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports.
Pupils in Southend will be given an additional secondary school preference when choosing their place this year.
Parents fear making kids sit transfer tests in grammar school halls could put their health in danger, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
A grammar school in Aylesbury has improved its wireless connectivity with a solution from education WiFi experts Redway Networks, The Bucks Herald reports.