logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

grammar schools: the comeback?

13 November 2013

Reports suggest that the number of places at grammar schools is rising despite there being a ban on new grammar schools being established. Grammar schools are heavily oversubscribed and are expanding to meet additional demand for places from parents wanting the best education for their children. Critics of grammar schools feel that the system is socially divisive and that the 11plus exam comes too early in a child’s education to make a clear determination about their ability.

The King Edward VI Foundation state that their expansion is necessary to meet the educational needs of a wider range of pupils from varied backgrounds and is part of a broader plan to increase diversity in their pupil population across their state funded and independent schools. It is their charitable purpose and sits alongside the parental choice for such education. The question should not be whether we need such expansion but whether we can extract the best from these schools to raise standards for all children irrespective of their background.

related opinions

Lateral flow testing in schools

Lateral flow testing is underway in schools across England to provide rapid Covid-19 testing of staff and students in secondary schools and colleges.

View blog

School opening FAQ – 4 January 2021

Our FAQ has been put together to assist you in decision-making on school opening.

View blog

Return of university students for the spring term

The government has issued guidance on how University students will return and resume blended learning after the Christmas break - what does this mean for HE providers?

View blog

Covid-19 student testing and the Christmas travel window

The government has issued its guidance on how University students will be able to travel home safely at Christmas.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up