Schools which do not stick to their published admissions criteria, should be fined, the paper also proposes.
David Blunkett, the Secretary of State for Education, has promised a review of admissions policies to ensure that they are fair and open after a recent Audit Commission report said admissions were in "gridlock".
At present, church schools and opted out schools are free to decide their own admissions policies. One in five parents fails to get their first choice of school.The fairest system, says the paper, would be for one body - probably the local authority - to control all admissions in an area
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