Grammar schools

Ever since Theresa May announced her policy of more grammar schools, I have been trying to work out the reasoning. Surely if it is not defeated in... Read more
I visited my MP's surgery to discuss problems with the grammar school system in Kent, but he told me he supports the government’s plan to build new... Read more
Melissa Benn, Chair of Comprehensive Future, annotates Theresa May’s supposedly ‘One Nation’ speech on the steps of Downing Street on July 13th in... Read more
Kent County Council created a commission to review social mobility in Kent grammar schools and its final report can be read here . The social divide... Read more
Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is serious... Read more
I am a proscribed organisation. I wasn’t even aware of the fact until the recent news coverage of Schools Adjudicator Dr Elizabeth Passmore’s... Read more
Thank you, I am delighted to be here. This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of the four founders of... Read more
The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here , provided a good... Read more
Alan Gurbutt Sadly, comprehensive schools of the 1950s and 1960s never reached South Lincolnshire. I went to a “red brick” secondary modern school in... Read more

When my daughter failed the 11 plus I weighed up her options for secondary school and found myself amazed by the stark difference in Ofsted ratings... Read more
"All the evidence blows grammar schools out the water. Kent still operates a selective system and all the evidence shows that the educational... Read more
“It is important that Opposition Members are not selective in their use of evidence when they talk about academies and free schools, because academic... Read more
TES reports that the BBC has received a formal complaint about its documentary, “The Grammar School: A Secret History”. The objectors, comprising... Read more
Two weeks ago I had lunch in my local maintained school. The food was very good, excellent even, when you consider that the kitchen prepared hundreds... Read more