Grammar schools

Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’. That’s the conclusion of Durham University academics in... Read more
Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’... Read more
Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month. And what is this ‘... Read more
71% of UK adults want more spending on education, the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017 reveals. The survey also found 83% would like to see more... Read more
Faith free schools must reserve half of their applications for children who are not of the faith. That doesn’t mean half of pupils in faith free... Read more
It’s essential, politicians say, for schools to close the gap in GCSE achievement between disadvantaged and advantaged pupils. But very few schools... Read more
Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before . But let's be honest: this... Read more
Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection... Read more
Skegness Grammar School was judged to require improvement after inspectors visited the school during focussed inspections of academies in the David... Read more
Bourne Grammar School, Lincolnshire, has reinstated Y12 pupils who were previously ‘advised’ it wouldn’t be in ‘their best interests’ to carry on... Read more
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School, a Voluntary Aided selective school in Orpington, has refused to allow about 16 of its Y12 pupils to enter... Read more
It’s becoming a habit with the Department for Education. The department or its ministers make a dodgy statement. A complaint is made to the UK... Read more
‘… never rule out governments making outrageous moves to pass their favoured pet policy. ’ That’s the warning from Schools Week editor Laura... Read more
Is anyone surprised? This site has been exposing dodgy data used by education secretaries and ministers since the Local Schools Network was set up in... Read more
34% of respondents support setting up new grammars, YouGov found in their most recent poll about selection in September 2016. This was down 4% on... Read more
The Tory proposal to allow more grammar schools divides children and divides schools. And it isn’t based on evidence. Theresa May admitted as much on... Read more
The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been amassed... Read more
‘ You can have all the evidence in the world, but headteachers have told me grammar schools are good for disadvantaged pupils .’ That was the answer... Read more