Comprehensive schools

71% of UK adults want more spending on education, the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017 reveals.

The survey also found 83% would like...

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It’s essential, politicians say, for schools to close the gap in GCSE achievement between disadvantaged and advantaged pupils.

But very...

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Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before .

But let's be honest...

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been...

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Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection...

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07.12.17 by

This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of...

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The last Labour manifesto said a Labour government would impose VAT on independent school fees, T he Times wrote on 16 September (behind paywall...

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Cue the usual media images of girls gleefully celebrating their results and Executive Principals extolling the excellence of their schools. There...

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This is the latest example from a BBC report of 3 August.

“The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their...

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Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 201 7:

There could not be a more favourable time for the...

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Kathleen Mitchell, champion of comprehensive schools and social education, died on 22 May 2017. She was aged 100.

Kathleen didn’t start...

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The Conservative Party policy on grammar schools is abhorrent. It would take a blog and a half to recount all the evidence that has been...

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The Government wants more grammar schools to open. It also wants existing grammars to prioritise children from ‘ordinary working families’ who are...

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The two selective schools in Poole, Dorset, were oversubscribed if all preferences are taken into account. But so were three Poole comprehensives...

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I was prompted to write this article by a recent telephone conversation with the complaints section of my Electricity Supply company. I won’t bore...

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This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting...

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I last wrote about Highbury Grove School (HGS) in 2014: I quote 'The parents who chose HG back in 2011 and in successive years have continued to...

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After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former...

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