Grammar schools

Every school should welcome every child. There should be no barriers to any state school . Schools funded by taxpayers should be open to children of... Read more
Education Secretary Justine Greening said yesterday that expanding grammar schools would ‘absolutely not’ mean a return to the 11+ selection exam,... Read more
‘ If you look at the attainment within grammar schools, poorer children do better in grammar schools than they do in other schools, in the sense that... Read more
Prime Minister Theresa May says more grammar schools are essential for social mobility. That is nonsense, of course, evidence shows grammars weren’t... Read more
John Bolt of the SEA writes: Teresa May’s decision to re-open the issue of grammar schools – and secondary moderns - has trained a spotlight directly... Read more
Headteachers’ role as the ‘key educator and leader of learning’ is seen as important but is ‘no longer the predominant activity,’ says a report into... Read more
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
‘How to win the argument against grammar schools’. Sam Freedman, former advisor to Michael Gove, gave an impassioned response at the ResearchEd... Read more
The Grammar Green Paper is called, without a trace of irony, Schools that work for everyone . But its proposals are only likely to ‘work’, if they... Read more
On Monday the outgoing chief Ofsted inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said, “ The notion that the poor stand to benefit from the return of grammar... Read more
I want a meritocratic society, announced May, and we will achieve it by increasing the diversity of the schools system and allowing more selection.... Read more
Prime Minister Theresa May has signalled that new grammars are needed to stop selection via house prices, according to the Daily Telegraph . It is... 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
The new Conservative Prime Minister has indicated her willingness to allow the creation of new grammar schools and selection at age 11 in the English... Read more
Support for new grammar schools has dropped from 40% in May 2015 to 38% today, according to the latest YouGov poll . This is far lower than the '... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
Grammar schools are essential for social mobility, supporters say. That theory’s been debunked* but it doesn’t stop this claim from being repeated... 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