Colour-coded children: School puts bright children in different uniforms

Source: Daily Mail

A secondary school is ‘streaming’ pupils based on ability in an attempt to attract those from well-off families. 

From the age of 11 all pupils are segregated – taught in separate colour-coordinated buildings, play in fenced-off areas and eat lunch at separate times. 

Pupils are ranked as they leave primary school and placed into one of three mini schools at Crown Woods College, Greenwich.

The gifted and talented go to Delamere and wear purple ties and purple badges.

The rest go to Ashwood, which wears blue, or Sherwood, which wears red.

These two schools are more mixed ability but are still streamed into three tiers.

Critics yesterday warned the move is demoralising for pupils and would merely increase competition and animosity between them rather than raise standards.

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