Disadvantaged pupils who switch schools mid-year may 'fall between the cracks' claims the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Research undertaken by the society also suggests that mid-year school admissions may rise as cuts to public spending and benefits prompt cash-strapped families to move to cheaper areas.
The RSA's analysis of school census data for England found that pupils who receive free school meals - a key measure of poverty - are 40VIRTUAL-Gallery-167179VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%
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