There are only 164 selective schools in the country, all of which have regular OFSTED reports that could identify the social mix of the school compared to the community. It, therefore, should not be too difficult for the government to complete a thorough program of research.
There are enough of us on this website to help the government do the job they are clearly not capable of!!
I found this on a newsletter for QE boys Barnet suggesting they take pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds. However, as the boys come from a wide area of London (several London Boroughs) and Hertfordshire what I don't know is how representative they are of the community around the school and I'm not sure how you would easily obtain that data.
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