The Department for Education and the Office of the School Adjudicator both deny responsibility for monitoring the 11 plus test. Neither body ... Read more
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The father of the 11-plus: The sorry tale of Cyril Burt Cyril Burt's idea that intelligence is fixed, unchangeable and set at ... Read more
Why on earth do we still have the 11-plus? An education system, which splits children up when they are so young and ... Read more
Grammar schools are happy to be less selective when it suits them – the equivalent of 5 selective schools are full of pupils who failed the 11-plus
Comprehensive Future’s sent a Freedom of Information request to all 163 grammar schools to ask for details of their parental appeals process. ... Read more
Kent County Council want a new grammar school as heads warn the plan means the closure of a non-selective school
Two Kent grammar schools are bidding for Selective School Expansion Fund cash to open a 1,050 pupil ‘satellite’ grammar school in Herne ... Read more
The petition opposing the new 'satellite' grammar school on the Kent coast is heading for 300 signatures, please sign if you haven't ... Read more
Kent County Council plan to open a new 'satellite' grammar school on the coast between Whitstable and Herne Bay, but local campaigners ... Read more
By Phil Karnarvas ‘Contrary to the common good’ and ‘stuffed full of middle class kids’, grammar schools are educationally damaging, socially divisive ... Read more
The second round of the £50 million Selective School Expansion Fund is now open for bids, with applications due in by 23rd April. ... Read more
Two Kent grammar schools are going head-to head with bids for Department for Education funding to open a 1,050 pupil ‘satellite’ grammar ... Read more