Grammar schools

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Property, pay and regional power could be the keys to ‘levelling up’ | Letters
Letters: Sheila Preston addresses property prices and pay levels, Roger Read makes a case for regional governance, Peter D Hogg suggests moving Eton College to Hartlepool, while Marilyn Hall hopes to see the end of grammar schools

Letters

08, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Misheard names are no Bard thing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Fashion | Shakespeare | Young adult fiction | Poetry

Letters

18, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Top pupils rejected by universities in A-levels fiasco fallout
Talented students in UK missing out on the best courses as colleges clear last year’s deferrals and panic about being oversubscribed

Anna Fazackerley

22, May, 2021 @12:01 PM

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If we want poor children to catch up, England must look again at grammar schools | Fiona Millar
The only exam allowed to go ahead in the pandemic was the 11-plus, which labels more poorer children as failures

Fiona Millar

06, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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John Bercow: I've changed my mind - grammar schools must go
The former Speaker and MP for selective Buckingham was an ardent defender - until his own children went to school and he drilled down into the stats

John Bercow

28, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Privilege is alive and well in the Chilterns | Letter
Letter: In response to a report that found social mobility in Chiltern towns among the worst in England, Dr Katy Simmons blames Buckinghamshire’s 11-plus system

Letters

01, Oct, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Grammar school discriminated against visually impaired child, tribunal finds
Boy was refused opportunity to take 11-plus entrance exam by Reading School

Richard Adams Education editor

08, Sep, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Covid-19 is about to expose the myth behind grammar school selection | Fiona Millar
If the 11-plus is really a test of ability, not tutoring, why are ministers considering delaying it to give children time to prepare?

Fiona Millar

14, Jul, 2020 @6:15 AM

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It's still rich v poor in English schools – exactly as Boris Johnson likes it | Fiona Millar
After coronavirus, profound change is needed to the fabric of the education system. Anything else is Not Good Enough

Fiona Millar

09, Jun, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Grammar schools created lasting divisions | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a piece by Joan Bakewell on the impact of the 1944 Education Act and the 11-plus exam

Letters

10, May, 2020 @4:14 PM

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'The gap will be bigger than ever': grammar school exams still going ahead
Heads say the Covid-19 lockdown means this year’s 11-plus cannot be fair, as many poorer children are unable to revise online

Melissa Benn

25, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Grammar school scoring is wrong, says father – and hopes finally to prove it
James Coombs’ son failed his 11-plus in 2012 and now has an Oxford offer. After eight years a tribunal could force changes to selection

Fran Abrams

25, Feb, 2020 @7:15 AM

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