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STATS: Poorer pupils do worse at the 11-plus exam than their richer counterparts

Politics : Business Insider: Politix

The Institute for Fiscal Studies did us a huge favour on September 12 by collecting all its research on grammar school achievement and putting it one place — here. It published the data to add some facts to the debate around Prime M...

Why are grammar schools failing the poorest pupils?

Politics / UK Politics : News

Emotion and anecdote trumpet evidence: it's no way to run an education system, but the seductive lure of the idea that grammar schools unleashed social mobility lingers. The deeply simplistic notion that the eradication of grammars ...

My (complete) letter to The New Statesman on Grammar Schools

Politics / UK Politics : Peter Hitchens's Blog

This is the full text of a letter I wrote to the 'New Statesman' a few days ago. 'Tim Wigmore, in “Grammar schools fail poor pupils” (13 December), looks at the operation of a few vestigial grammar schools in the...

Grammar school intake – hoovering up pupils at the expense of local secondary schools?

News : Slugger O'Toole

Having posted about and charted the recent GSCE results, my thinking turned to that old chestnut of grammar school intake. While some grammar schools manage to fill their First Form Year 8 places with pupils achieving the top grades...

Never mind free schools – we need a grammar school in every town in Britain

Politics / UK Politics : News

After being vandalised by both Tory and Labour governments, grammar schools are enjoying a welcome revival. The number of pupils now being taught at a grammar school is at its highest since the 1970s – though not thanks to anyone in...


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