Grammar schools

Labour’s analysis of disadvantaged pupils currently in the sixteen grammar schools chosen to receive money from the Selective School...

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‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...

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Twelve of the sixteen outstanding grammar schools ‘chosen’ for expansion haven’t been inspected for eight years or more. Five* were last...

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Previously low-attaining pupils lower Progress 8 score

It was supposed to be fairer: judging school outcomes on progress...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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Knighted psychologist accused of fraud

The hugely-influential work of educational psychologist Sir Cyril Burt dominated...

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Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are...

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We're told there is no money for education but Theresa May has turned the ESFA upside down, given them a damned good shaking, and found £400m of...

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This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.

Thirty years ago this summer the Great...

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‘ We are very pleased that, like other good and outstanding schools, selective schools now have access to a fund to allow them to expand their...

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It’s dated March 2017 but it wasn’t published until today - the Ipsos-MORI analysis of the consultation about Schools that Work for Everyone which...

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Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’. That’s the conclusion of Durham University academics...

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Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’...

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Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month.

And what...

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71% of UK adults want more spending on education, the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017 reveals.

The survey also found 83% would like...

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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...

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It’s essential, politicians say, for schools to close the gap in GCSE achievement between disadvantaged and advantaged pupils.

But very...

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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...

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