Grammar schools

‘We’ll press ahead quickly with grammars insists schools minister @NickGibbMP’ tweeted the Department for Education (DfE) on Valentine’s Day. This... Read more
I’m not talking about Larry, the Downing Street cat. He has not died. I’m referring to the dead cat thrown out from Number Ten shortly after Theresa... Read more
Focusing on opening new grammar schools is ‘an unnecessary distraction’ , says Neil Carmichael, MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, a cross-... Read more
‘New selective schools will probably have a narrower ability range, perhaps more like top 10%’ Just one of the points emerging from meetings between... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) was forced to issue a ‘ clarification to the consultation document ’ on proposals in ‘Schools that Work for... Read more
As our government zigzags on yet another approach for schools, I wonder why, unlike most countries, we can’t settle on a model and Get It Right.... Read more
A group of Kent head teachers has asked us to publish this letter that they have written to Theresa May regarding her policy of opening new grammar... Read more
Fed up with a couple of years failing to persuade the Information Commissioner and the courts that simply releasing 11+ test marks will undermine '... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) said it could spot bogus submissions to its consultations, it told Schools Week . A spokesperson said there were ‘... Read more
‘… the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation [aims] to seek the widest possible range of views on how the Government can build upon these... Read more
It’s obvious – if schools choose only the brightest poor pupils, children eligible for free schools meals (FSM) who pass the 11+, then there will be... Read more
The Department for Education has accepted a questionnaire response from Ebenezer Scrooge. The survey completed in his name canvasses parents and... Read more
After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former Chancellor... Read more
Setting up selective schools in disadvantaged areas would improve area performance and help social mobility, the think tank ResPublica writes. But... Read more
The Government’s ambition to open 500 new free schools is not ambitious enough, says Toby Young, the new director of the New Schools Network , the... Read more
The Government isn’t planning to reintroduce the 11+, claimed former Education Secretary Michael Gove on The World at One *. This would be ‘totally... Read more
Britain’s favourite civil servant, Sir Humphrey, once said of Prime Minister Hacker, “If he can’t ignore facts he’s got no business being a... Read more
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