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Grammar schools asked to prioritise poorest pupils

The body representing most of the country’s grammar school headteachers will encourage its members to “prioritise” the poorest pupils...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged by ‘unfair’ 11-plus test, adjudicator rules

An Essex grammar school has been ordered to age-weight the results of its 11-plus entry exam after the admissions...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Researcher: A private tutoring tax ‘would level grammar school playing field’

A leading education researcher wants a new tax on private tutoring services, to help “level the playing field” for...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Progress 8 is biased towards grammar schools – here’s the solution

The school progress measures were a step in the right direction, but in their current form they can only...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Beware the return of the grammar school zombies

Is the grammar school policy about to get a second wind? Contributing editor Laura McInerney considers the possibility and...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Confusion reigns over secretive ‘selective schools team’

Confusion reigns over whether there is a specific team for grammar schools at the Department for Education. Officials are...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Gloucestershire grammar schools accused of growing ‘by the back door’

Grammar schools in Gloucestershire are expanding “through the back door” by increasing their pupil admission numbers, a furious local...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Plans to widen access to grammar schools delayed by reshuffle

Plans for a formal agreement between grammar schools and the government to widen access for disadvantaged pupils have been...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

‘Confusion’ over grammar school expansion plans

A London MP is “confused” after a grammar school denied multiple reports in the press that it had plans...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross