Grammar schools must be open to 'ordinary families'

Justine Greening plans to lift the ban on new grammar schools.

 

Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England's schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help "ordinary working families".

 

The school system needs to support those who are struggling and not "the privileged few", she will say later.

 

But new government analysis shows a majority of selective school places go to more affluent families.

 

Labour says this adds to the evidence that grammar schools do not support social mobility.

 

These "ordinary working families" are defined as not the poorest, but living on "modest incomes", and likely to live in suburbs and coastal towns away from London.

 

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