New poll: Is it time to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools?

Ever since new Education Secretary Justine Greening said she was “open-minded” about opening new grammar schools, the issue has not been far from the top of the news agenda.

It was reported at the weekend that 100 Tory MPs are expected to back scrapping the ban on opening new grammar schools, which was imposed by Tony Blair’s government.

So, what do you think? Should grammar schools be consigned to the past or are they the key to raising educational standards. Vote now…

Is it time to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools?

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  1. Chris1434

    When a Grammar school opens, at least one and a half Secondary Modern schools are created. For example, in Bucks there are 13 Grammar schools and 21 Sec Mod.
    When people talk about creating Grammar schools, it would statistically be more appropriate to talk about creating potential sink schools. As 60% of children will go to a non-selective Sec Mod, proposers of Grammar schools should be asked whether on average they would like there to be a good chance that their children will go to a Secondary Modern.
    Not surprisingly, when put that way, support for selection tends to die away.

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