Kerry Mcdermott
December 1, 2012

Education chiefs say the growing trend of parents hiring private tutors to coach their children through the 11-plus is giving an unfair advantage to middle-class pupils.

Kent County Council wants to introduce a new ‘tutor-proof’ version of the exam designed to stop the children of more affluent parents dominating the intake at the county’s top selective schools.

The authority conducted a review amid concerns the exam was too ‘coachable’, meaning clever children from working-class families were being squeezed out.

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