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grammar school

1. Brit (esp formerly) a state-maintained secondary school providing an education with an academic bias for children who are selected by the eleven-plus examination, teachers' reports, or other means
2. US another term for elementary school
3. NZ a secondary school forming part of the public education system
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The post The Grammar School, Nicosia donates e1/414, 000 to the Cyprus Red Cross appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Merseyside's top 10 also included West Kirkby Grammar School, Birkenhead School, Merchant Taylors' Boys' School, All Saints Catholic High School.
Critics of the grammar school (like Jeremy Corbyn who himself attended a grammar school) talk about the unfairness of the system.
Queenslands eight grammar schools are: Brisbane Girls Grammar School; Brisbane Grammar School; Ipswich Girls Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School; Ipswich Grammar School; Rockhampton Girls Grammar School; The Rockhampton Grammar School; Toowoomba Grammar School; Townsville Grammar School.
However, in those places where grammar schools do not exist the more academic kids do just as well in the comprehensive schools as their grammar school equivalents and the less able do much better than their sec mod equivalents.
John Newman, Northumberland #I went to a grammar school in my youth and I did get a better education than my brother who was at a secondary modern, but this separation of children on the basis of the 11-plus result was very divisive.
Schools for the keen to learn AS a youngster I was a failure of the 11 plus system and again at 13 plus in an attempt to gain education at the local grammar school which incidentally was not specifically for the well off or rich.
A selective school system traditionally involves sitting exams at 11 years old, with those who pass going to a grammar school.
The old grammar school system was phased out in Wales during the 1970s but has remained across the border, where Prime Minister Theresa May is said to be considering its expansion in certain areas.
We used to grammar from diverse getting the many of the politicians privately Late last year the Department for Education approved the opening of the country's first new grammar school in 50 years at Sevenoaks in Kent.
POLICE were called by a Birmingham grammar school as "carnage" ensued when 1,000 youngsters arrived to sit entrance exams.
THE Echo has recently printed two letters extolling the benefits to working class children of the grammar school system, abolished over large parts of Britain by the then Labour Education Minister, now Baroness Shirley Williams (Ron Page, You Say, August 14, and Mark Cummings, You Say, August 19).