Only six out of 152 local authority areas in England would benefit from expanded selection and opening new grammar schools, according to new research from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has confirmed that school leaders in England are opposed to government plans to extend selection and open new grammar schools.

Ethnic background plays a significant role in grammar school entry, with white working class pupils the least likely to attend, according to new analysis from the Sutton Trust.

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) has proposed that independent schools across England could offer 10,000 free places to poorer pupils every year.

Teachers’ salaries are being ‘outstripped by inflation and pay rises in the private sector’, which is contributing to recruitment issues is the sector, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has warned.

Increasing the number of faith schools could lead to ‘increased social segregation, with a risk of lower social mobility’, according to a new report.

Overall growth in primary school academisation in 2016 has exceeded secondary growth for the first time, according to research from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

As of August 2015, 24 per cent of sponsored academies received an inadequate inspection or were below the floor standard in the first two years after opening.

Accelerating the growth of multi-academy trusts (MATs) ‘is key to driving up standards’ in the North, according to an independent review commissioned by the government.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has officially announced additional investment support the expansion of grammar schools.

Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner has again condemned the government for its plans to introduce new grammar schools, arguing that they are ‘not the answer to Britain's social mobility crisis’.

The Department for Education’s (DfE’s) press office has faced heavy criticism for tweets promoting new grammar schools, which many have described as misleading.

Converting primary schools into academies has failed to raise standards, with pupils in primary academies doing no better in Key Stage 2 tests than those at comparable schools, according to a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Official figures published by the Department for Education (DfE) have revealed that over 800 schools are set to be labelled as ‘coasting’ under provisional Progress 8 measures.

Backbench Labour MPs have criticised the government’s plans to open new grammar schools, claiming they are based on ‘flimsy evidence’ in a debate i

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