The apparent success of grammar schools is simply due to pupils coming from more advantaged social backgrounds and already having higher academic attainment at age 11.
Race to the top?
The notion of an society organised on merit has held Britain in its sway for decades.
Lifting the lid on grammar schools.
Busting the myths on grammar schools.
New analysis shows access to grammar schools is highly skewed by a child's socioeconomic status.
More needs to be done to support pupils from poorer backgrounds.
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Theresa May might believe 'poorer children do better' at grammar schools, but she still has a lot to learn about how social inequality impacts education.
Inequality for those left behind is a necessary byproduct of rewarding those who excel.
Primary school children work on problem solving.
The reintroduction of grammar schools means that once again schools and headteachers will be required to make sense of contradictory national policies.
The cynic might argue Theresa May wants to endear herself to the electorate, and what could be more convenient than to bring back a policy which resonates strongly with aspiring middle class parents.
Hands up for better education policy.
Grammar schools are back on the agenda in England, but they are not a go-to education policy for the 21st century.
Here’s why we don’t need anymore grammar schools.
We need all schools and young people to thrive, not just the select few.
We don’t do backbench.
The former PM appears to be distancing himself from the policies of the new government.
Grammar schools are not the answer.
Reintroducing selective education will not solve deep economic and social inequalities.
The history of a policy that will not die.
The debate on grammar schools and social mobility goes back decades.
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A new study has looked at what happend when grammar schools were made free to all children in the 1940s.
Check your grammar.
The right is celebrating the potential return of selective schools, but there are major political obstacles to overcome first.
Grammar schools: moving with the times.
Are grammar schools a force for good in England's reformed education system?
The site in Sevenoaks where a new annexe for an existing grammar school has been given the go-ahead.
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A new grammar school has been given the go-head in Kent, despite evidence that selective education increases inequality.
UKIP wants a grammar school in every town.
Our expert takes stock of UKIP's policies on early childhood, primary, secondary, further, and higher education. It's a mixed bag.
A vote for grammar schools and no university fees for science and medical students.
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Until now, the policies of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) have been symbolic rather than substantive. Policy statements by the party’s leader, Nigel Farage, have been designed to build a populist support…
Not ahead in the race.
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The domination of top British universities by people who have attended private schools remains controversial. Defenders of the status quo would argue that successful applicants to Russell Group universities…