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The site in Sevenoaks where a new annexe for an existing grammar school has been given the go-ahead. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Why do grammar schools remain so popular?

A new grammar school has been given the go-head in Kent, despite evidence that selective education increases inequality.
A vote for grammar schools and no university fees for science and medical students. Nick Ansell/PA Wire

What education policy would look like under UKIP

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…
Unfair advantage? tutoring by v.schlitching/Shutterstock

Private school pupils doubly advantaged by private tutoring

Private tutoring is used by many parents around the world to supplement their children’s education and boost their chances of success at school. In England, several surveys have estimated the prevalence…
Punching a hole through privilege. Ben Birchall/PA Archive

English grammar schools try to shake off middle class bias

England’s 164 state grammar schools form a distinctive but controversial part of the nation’s education system. These schools are distinctive in terms of their high levels of performance – one consequence…

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