Be notified by email of each new post.
My grandson WAS NOT tutored in order to pass the Kent Test! He is now in Year 10 in a grammar school where he is studying for the Baccalaureate, progressing well and working hard. Furthermore, he is the recipient of free school meals as he lives with his divorced father, who is unemployed. His achievement across the board in all subjects, (12 of them), is thus far excellent and I cannot fault the school in any way. Why must you constantly engage in these sweeping generalities, engendered by your own narrow political agenda? I have lived in Kent since 1968 and I assure you people here, regardless of age, DO want to retain the grammar schools, which do provide a way to the top for children from poorer backgrounds. Many people move here in the express hope that their children will be accepted. If you are dissatisfied with the success of grammar schools, turn your energies toward improving all schools and save your criticism for those that fail their children. Destroying excellent schools merely because you consider them socially devisive, which is a ridiculous argument and untrue in my family's experience, is not the answer.
More information about text formats