Grammar schools

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The national debate around grammar schools has been fairly inescapable over the last few weeks, but what exactly are the facts? Read on to find out more…

Grammar schools

The green paper

On 12th September, the Government issued a green paper entitled ‘Schools that work for everyone’, detailing their proposals for grammar-school expansion. The DfE will now be holding a consultation period until 12th December on the proposals.

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  1. A. Woodbridge
    on 11 October 2016

    Primaries not at Grammar level

    Forgotten in the Grammar school debate is that State primary schools do not teach to the standard of the 11+, as that standard is extremely high.

    Therefore even the most able pupils from a State primary would not be able to pass the 11+ without considerable extra tuition.

    For Grammar schools to be truly providing opportunities for lower income families, State primary schools would need to stream students in Years 4 and 5, allowing the more able to study for the 11+.