Grammar Schools: Schools that don’t work for everyone. | Tom Sherrington

Having previously been the Head of KEGS, a super-selective grammar school in Chelmsford, for six years, I’ve been asked by lots of people to comment on the latest proposals to extend selection.  Here are my thoughts:

Very simply, it’s a bad idea.  By definition, grammar schools do not work for everyone.  The Green Paper title is one of the most stupid educational claims ever made.  The whole point of grammar schools is that they provide for the few students who can get in; there is nothing about the grammar school system in any area that seeks to address the needs of ‘everyone’; it’s not…

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