The Speaker
Thursday, 18 July 2024 – 17:43

New Funding Puts Grammar Schools Back On The Agenda

The Government has set out controversial new plans to allow Grammar Schools to expand with a £50 million funding boost. The plans will mean more places are available at the selective state schools.

Ministers say that the plans will give parents more choice for children moving into secondary education at the age of 11. However, school leaders have heavily criticised the plans to give Grammar Schools more funding while the state system is at breaking point.

There are presently 163 grammar schools in the UK. 

This is not the first time that the Government has shown support for Grammar Schools. Theresa May announced plans for the schools during her general election campaign, but later dropped the plans due to lack of support.


What do you think about the latest plans? Comment your thoughts.

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