Comprehensive Future will soon be launching a new project to amplify the voices of people who have been let down by selective education.

We are seeking stories, anecdotes or short quotes involving personal experiences of selective education. All submissions will be anonymous. To give an initial boost to this project we’re asking Comprehensive Future supporters to get involved. Can you help?

Here’s a form to fill in if you have personal experience of life in a grammar school area.


Please consider writing about the problems in grammar school areas. The text doesn’t have to be written perfectly, it doesn’t need to be long (a few lines or a paragraph will do!) the only requirement is that it is an honest account of your own experience, or the experience of someone you know well.  This might include experiences from parents dealing with stressed children and a tutoring arms race. It could include grammar school pupils who face exam pressure and feel judged by their results. It might also involve people who still feel lesser in some way due to a result of the 11+ many years ago.

Whatever your experience of the 11+ we want to hear from you.  We hope that collecting personal testimony to the many problems with selective education be a useful way to prove grammar schools are bad policy.