Grammar schools

  • 11 May 2018

    Controversial Conservative manifesto plans to expand grammar schools were quickly dropped after the last election. But now the government has found an extra £50m to enable grammar schools in England to fund places for disadvantaged children.

  • 11 May 2018

    Liberal Democrat education spokesperson, Layla Moran, used to work as a maths and physics teacher in Brussels and London.

  • 13 Apr 2017

    England’s schools should be open to all – and help students from ‘ordinary working families’ – the education secretary Justine Greening has said today. She insists a new generation of grammar schools will do more to attract pupils from less affluent backgrounds.

  • 7 Mar 2017

    Laura McInerney, a former teacher and the editor of Schools Week, and Toby Young, the journalist and director of the New Schools Network, a charity for groups wanting to set up free schools.

  • 7 Mar 2017

    The Government is to make £320m pounds available to fund 140 new free schools in England. And that could pave the way for some of the new schools to become selective grammar schools.

  • 3 Jan 2017

    Teaching unions say that 98 per cent of schools in England will lose out from the new national funding formula announced before Christmas.

  • 30 Nov 2016

    As he steps down as head of Ofsted, Cathy Newman has been speaking to Sir Michael Wilshaw.  

  • 30 Oct 2014

    Went to a state school? Then you can expect to earn thousands less than a privately-educated colleague with the same qualifications.