• Analysis: Expanding grammar schools will still 'lag behind' in support for poorer pupils

    Plans by 16 grammar schools to open up access to poorer pupils in exchange for a share of an annual £50 million of expansion funding will still leave them “lagging behind” comprehensives, a Schools Week investigation has revealed. Announcing the £200 million investment over four years on Monday, Damian Hinds, the education secretary, said that

    5.00 Dec. 7th, 2018 | News

  • DfE names 16 grammar schools that will split £50m expansion cash

    The 16 grammar schools that will split the government’s first round of expansion funding have been named by the Department for Education. According to the Daily Mail, the schools will share the first £50 million from the selective schools expansion fund. The pot of money provides capital funding for grammar schools to create new buildings

    9.35 Dec. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • Grammar school ordered to tweak admissions policy following second home row

    A heavily oversubscribed grammar school has been ordered to amend its admission arrangements after a parent complained that it discriminated against wealthy individuals with second homes. The objection was lodged after Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, in Buckinghamshire, rejected an application from a child who lived three miles from the school – well within its catchment

    17.32 Aug. 31st, 2018 | News

  • Nicky Morgan, Nick Clegg and Lucy Powell to lead grammar schools debate

    Three political opponents will lead a debate on social mobility this afternoon after joining forces to fight the government’s plans to open new grammar schools. Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, Lucy Powell, the former shadow education secretary and Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader have secured the debate, due

    12.57 Mar. 23rd, 2017 | 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 to expand grammars is “right” and will “spread excellence”. Speaking to the BBC’s World at One, the former education secretary appeared to whole-heartedly back Theresa May and Justine Greening’s proposals to end the ban on new grammar

    17.26 Oct. 26th, 2016 | News