• Open new selective schools in MATs only, urges Carmichael

    New selective schools should only be allowed within multi-academy trusts so that youngsters can “move around” between vocational and academic routes to keep their options open, a leading Conservative MP has said. Neil Carmichael, chair of the influential education committee, has said any new grammar schools should belong to large trusts that can ensure pupils do

    11.20 Apr. 27th, 2017 | News

  • DfE insists it can spot bogus grammar survey responses

    The government has insisted safeguards are in place to deal with bogus replies to its grammar school consultation after a campaigner successfully submitted a response from “Ebenezer Scrooge”. In a blog published by the Local Schools Network, schools campaigner Janet Downs said she used fake names to complete the government’s survey on new grammars. Schools

    5.00 Nov. 26th, 2016 | News

  • Parents meet with MPs to discuss 'damaging' grammar schools

    Parents with children in selective education areas are at parliament tonight to discuss with MPs their personal experiences of the “damage caused” by grammar schools. The meeting has been purposefully scheduled to coincide with a reception hosted by pro-grammar MP Graham Brady for heads of grammar schools. Melissa Benn (pictured), chair of Comprehensive Future which

    19.44 Oct. 18th, 2016 | News