Grammar schools

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
‘We will bring back grammars.’ That’s the Tory Manifesto message. Never mind international evidence shows selection harms those who aren’t selected... Read more
Neil Carmichael, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, doesn’t support plans to expand selective education. Speaking at the Annual... Read more
The Government wants more grammar schools to open. It also wants existing grammars to prioritise children from ‘ordinary working families’ who are... Read more
This chart is taken from this article in The Conversation, and shows the proportion of children that get into grammar schools by affluence (from the... Read more
The two selective schools in Poole, Dorset, were oversubscribed if all preferences are taken into account. But so were three Poole comprehensives.... Read more
‘…selective and grammar schools are often hugely over-subscribed, so consulting on how we respond to that demand from parents and pupils is exactly... Read more
‘U turn or You’ll lose’ – that was the message to Prime Minister Theresa May from Tory MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on Radio 4’s Today this morning*.... Read more
Grammar schools and their organisations dominated meetings with the Department for Education’s Selective Education Team both during and after the... Read more
This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting into... Read more
The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The... Read more