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DfE hires grammar school critic as head of strategy and social mobility

The Department for Education has appointed Emran Mian, the director of the Social Market Foundation think tank and a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

‘Let’s make grammar schools do outreach work – and that’s just a start…’

It’s a lottery as to which primary schools encourage their pupils to consider a grammar school. That needs to...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Autumn statement: Grammars grants confirmed, but no schools funding boost

The government has today confirmed a £50 million annual capital investment to deliver new grammar schools, but school leaders...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

High and low attainers do worst in fully selective areas, new data reveals

Pupils with low and high prior attainment are less likely to pass five GCSEs in fully selective areas, a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

“Post-truth” politics & the grammar debate: How schools will be dragged into the fray

Official statistics show there are more than 14 million parents with dependent children in the UK. About 12 million...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Grammar schools aren’t from the 1950s, they’re from the Middle Ages

It is very trendy to say that reviving grammar schools would be a return to the 1950s. However, grammar...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Michael Gove backs grammar plan – despite previous resistance to selective school expansion

Michael Gove has today backtracked on his historical resistance to new selective schools by saying the prime minister’s plans...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Four-day week threat as budgets hit ‘breaking point’

School budgets at “breaking point” are forcing headteachers to take “drastic measures”, a union leader has warned. Heads of...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Grammar plan is winning formula’ for votes, says Conservative MP

One of the Conservative’s fiercest grammar advocates has said the policy is not only the morally “right thing” to...

John Dickens
John Dickens