We are pleased to announce three outstanding new patrons, and we are grateful to them for offering Comprehensive Future their support.

Philip Hunt, Baron Hunt of Kings Heath, is a Labour peer and serves as Labour’s Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords. Philip lives in an area of Birmingham with grammar schools and is an outspoken critic of selective education. Lord Hunt recently put in an excellent Schools Bill amendment questioning government policy on selective education.

Jane Martin is Professor of the Social History of Education at Birmingham University. She has just published ‘Gender and Education in England 1770 to the present day: a social and cultural history’. Jane is currently working on a biography of Caroline Benn, education campaigner and author, and a leading figure in the comprehensive education movement during the transformative years of the 1960s and 1970s.

Fiona Millar, writer and journalist specialising in education and parenting issues. Fiona was Chair of Comprehensive Future from 2009 to 2013. We are delighted to welcome her back as a patron. Fiona is co-founder of the Local Schools Network website.Fiona’s book ‘The Best for My Child. Did the schools market deliver?’ was published in 2018.

Our three new patrons will be speaking at our AGM event on November 23rd at 6pm, book your ticket by clicking HERE.