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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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Only 161 grammar schools remain but a Labour government has left it to parents groups to initiate change in those areas that still use selection.
Members of the |fifth form at Acklam Hall Grammar School in July, 1946.
If he wanted to know how fair the system was, there was a small group of wooden huts near Seaham Hall, occupied by squatters (life in general was not easy just after the war) yet a boy from the camp was able to pass the 11 plus and take his place at the grammar school.
A second tranche was offered places in neighbourhood secondary grammar schools in Pentre, Tonypandy and Ferndale, with a Technical Grammar School in Porth, which meant that more than 60% of all successful candidates qualified for grammar school education.
The spiralling cost of university tuition fees are also thought to be driving up demand for grammar school spots across the country.
I, too, am a product of the grammar school system, having attended a tough inner-city single sex grammar school in Derbyshire.
The two together will give us enough money to go ahead with the improvements to the Grammar School as well as making significant changes at the Transport Museum.
Chesham Grammar School is a co-educational 11-18 grammar school of nearly 1,100 students, 340 of whom are in the sixth form.
And you will never bring back social mobility until you bring back schools that provide a superb education for the brightest working-class kids - some kind of modern equivalent of grammar schools, which nurture exceptional children from modest homes.
In Birmingham, there are two tests, one for places within the Consortium of Grammar Schools in Birmingham, which is made up of King Edward VI Grammar Schools, Bishop Vesey's Grammar School and Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls and a separate 11-plus for Handsworth Grammar School, which has its own selection criteria.
Focusing first on the contrast between comprehensive and grammar schools alone, we found that those from low origins were no more likely to be upwardly mobile, in terms of either income band or occupational class category, if they attended a grammar school rather than a comprehensive.
Allyson Skelly, a teacher from West Kirby Grammar School, said: "A great competition, and I feel very proud that we have won; I'm looking forward to the semi finals.