Independent fee-paying schools will receive a boost from middle-class parents whose children fail the 11-plus, according to Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independents Schools Association.

The government is ‘choosing the wrong route towards social equality’ with its plans to reintroduce grammar schools in England, according to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

New plans to reintroduce grammar schools into the English education system are set to be presented in the House of Commons today, giving MPs the chance to question Education Secretary Justine Greening over the proposals.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new plans to remove the rule that means faith schools must limit the number of pupils it selects on the basis of faith to 50 per cent.

After months of speculation, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, but with measures to ensure children from low-income families don’t miss out.

The government’s social mobility tsar has criticised expected plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, warning it would be a ‘disaster’ for education in England.

A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and the London School of Economics (LSE) has advised that academisation ‘is not a panacea’ and ‘does not automatically raise standards’.

Theresa May has spoken out about possible plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools in England, saying she want to bring 'an element of selection' back into the education system.

Former Conservative Universities Minister Lord Willetts has questioned possible plans to life the ban on opening new grammar schools, claiming the evidence shows they will not raise standards.

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has warned that moves to cut school librarians in Scotland will lead to a ‘decline in literacy’.

A document detailing government plans to consider opening new grammar schools has been captured by a photographer on the doorstep of Number 10 Downing Street.

The New Schools Network has unveiled its new Advisory Council, featuring 16 members including former schools minister David Laws and former Ofsted chair Baroness Morgan.

Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw has warned against potential plans to open new grammar schools, describing it as a ‘profoundly retrograde step’.

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) has set a date for the start of the formal postal ballot on industrial action on reducing teacher workload.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to give councils oversight of academy finances.


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