Mary Ann Sieghart writes in The Independent
that, if you live in Kent, access to grammar schools means that you have nearly the same chance as progressing into the top jobs as privately-educated people.
Grammar schools as an engine for greater social mobility? Well no.
Here Christopher Cook, writing in the Financial Times
shows that, on average, poor children do markedly worse in Kent than in the rest of the country. Kent is less socially mobile than the rest of England – and much less mobile than London.