Grammar school plans beneficial to just six areas in England, experts suggest (Independent)

Expanding existing grammar schools is 'unlikely to improve social mobility' in the vast majority of areas.


Plans to expand grammar schools in England would benefit just six of the 152 local authorities in England – less than four per cent of the country - new analysis has revealed.


An Education Policy Institute (EPI) report said the vast majority of local authorities would not pass the series of checks required for new grammar school to be placed or expanded on.


The think tank tested more than 32,800 districts against four criteria, which it called “consistent” with the “principles” laid out in the Government's “schools that work for everyone” consultation plans. 


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