Comprehensive Future supports a fair and inclusive system of school admissions and an end to the use of the 11-plus test.

Inaccurate, unfair, inefficient and expensive, the 11-plus was abolished in most parts of England over 50 years ago. The test was phased out in the vast majority of the UK decade ago, yet this unfair system still affects around 19% of England’s schoolchildren. In 2024, it still causes stress, disruption and demoralisation in thousands of primary and secondary schools throughout England.

It’s time to end this outdated test.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

HOW IT CAN BE DONE

Comprehensive Future is calling for all teacher associations, trade unions, local authorities, academy trusts and school governors to support a national inquiry into school admissions in order to establish fair and inclusive alternatives to 11-plus test, and to reform the School Admissions Code. We expect a review of school admissions to lead to a careful plan to phase out selection tests, saving 100,000 children a year from sitting the 11-plus.

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