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
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
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.