Election countdown: Why have grammar schools had such a low profile in the election campaign?

Increased academic selection could be the most significant legacy of the election for schools, yet it has been overshadowed by other education issues.

 

This morning, Jeremy Corbyn made Conservative plans for more grammar schools an election campaign issue. It has been a long time coming.

 

In a tweet to his 1.1 million Twitter followers, he shared a video of Eleanor, now aged 19, recalling how taking the 11 Plus divided her from her friends.

 

"All of a sudden this bright and able little girl was replaced with someone who was just stupid and not good enough to be their friend," she tells the camera.

 

The advert ends with Labour’s election slogan, “For the many, not the few”.

 

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