Public overwhelmingly backs comprehensives over grammar schools to improve social mobility

Research for Sutton Trust urges action to tackle effect of 'summer learning gap' on disadvantaged pupils

The public overwhelming backs comprehensive schools rather than grammar schools to improve social mobility, a new poll has found.


The findings of an Ipsos Mori survey come in a new study published by the Sutton Trust today, which suggests that people are increasingly pessimistic about opportunities for the younger generation.


When asked to chose from a list of options that would most help those from less advantaged backgrounds get ahead in life, 47 per cent selected “high-quality teaching in comprehensive schools”.


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