Eton given green light to open selective sixth forms in education ‘cold spots’


ne of the most prestigious private schools in the country has been given the green light to open free selective sixth form colleges in disadvantaged areas.

Eton College, a boarding school near Windsor in Berkshire, and academy trust Star Academies will set up three state sixth forms in Dudley, Middlesbrough and Oldham after the Department for Education (DfE) approved the plans.