The submission stage of the Labour Party Policy Forum is now over, and your votes and comments on forum submissions will make a difference as Labour plan future education policy.

You don’t need to be a member of the Labour Party to comment on submissions, you can  create an account and log in as a ‘guest.’ If you are a Labour Party member your comment will be flagged as such, and you can click on the ‘vote’ button at the bottom of the screen to show support for any policy ideas.

There are some great submissions about selection, please vote or comment to give these your  support!

Beaconsfield CLP

This submission from a Buckinghamshire CLP highlights the fact the Labour party committed to ending selection in 1965 yet some counties were left behind. It says. “Three counties in England did not make this conversion and have continued to operate a wholly selective model under this flawed, outdated system… Children automatically attend a secondary modern school as there are no comprehensive schools in these counties.” Please click through and support the submission HERE.

Comprehensive Future

CF’s submission is tailored to the Policy Forum theme of education accountability. We point out that selective education has no review for decades, and an unfair 11-plus divides pupils despite evidence showing selection is unnecessary. You can support the submission HERE.

Carl Smith

This submission looks at the links between private education and grammar schools. Download Carl’s document for a detailed argument against selection. Support Carl’s submission HERE.


Kenn’s submission says, “In the 1960s, the Labour party, as did many from all walks of life, realised the 11 plus grammar school system was not fit for purpose. It was based on little evidence, was needlessly divisive, damaged children and was weighted heavily towards and easily exploited by those with the means.” This submission outlines why there must be no selection in any National Education Service. Support the submission HERE.

There are many more submissions mentioning phasing out grammar schools, and we hope that the Labour Party will note the strength of feeling on this issue. Please take the time to comment or vote to have your say.

The VOTE button on the National Policy Forum is available to Labour members who are signed in to MyLabour.