grammar schools

Will sending my daughter to a state school ruin her prospects?

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The pros and cons of an inner-London state education, by Charlotte Metcalf

The world loves our grammar school system – so why don’t we?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The world loves our grammar schools – why don’t we?

Victory in sight for the free schools revolution that I helped to lead

11 March 2017 9:00 am

I’m not surprised the Chancellor allocated more money for the free schools policy in the Budget. It’s not an exaggeration…

What Putin and JFK have in common

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Bear baiting Sir: I couldn’t agree more with Rod Liddle’s exposé of western politico-militaristic hypocrisy (‘Stop the sabre-rattling’, 22 October). We’ve…

I’ve seen the future of English education, and it makes me sad

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a…

Sorry, Shami Chakrabarti, but those school fees are a waste of money

15 October 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been thinking about poor Shami Chakrabarti and the drubbing she’s suffered since it was revealed she’s sending her son…

Actually, grammar schools may promote social justice

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Studying grammars Sir: Isabel Hardman (Politics, 1 October) states that no reputable research backs up the belief that grammar schools…

Grammar schools don't matter. It’s central control that stymies teachers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Remote control Sir: Rachel Wolf argues that in education policy ‘the trend, from Kenneth Baker onwards, has been towards giving…

Portrait of the week

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Home Schools in England would have the right to select pupils by ability, under plans outlined by Theresa May, the…

Plato and the problem with grammar school

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May wants to use grammar schools to create a meritocratic, ‘socially mobile’ society at a cost of £50 million.…

A wholesale return to grammar schools would be a disaster

17 September 2016 9:00 am

There’s a place for selective state schools, but their wholesale return would be a disaster

What’s (still) wrong with meritocracy

17 September 2016 9:00 am

‘It is highly unlikely the Prime Minister has read the book,’ my father harrumphed, commenting on the appropriation of the…

New grammar schools need not bring back the problems of the old ones

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Those who want to revive grammar schools are accused of ‘bring backery’ — the unthinking idea that the past was…

Why bringing back grammar schools won’t help social mobility

13 August 2016 9:00 am

By rights, I should be one of those Tories who is passionately in favour of grammar schools. After all, I…

Letters: Why EU migrants must not be kicked out

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Better Europeans Sir: There are many reasons why a majority of people in the UK voted to leave the European…

West Heslerton and other villages with one careful owner

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Squire power The village of West Heslerton in Yorkshire was put up for sale at £20 million after its owner,…

I’m working to make education fairer. But I’m still not sure what ‘fairer’ means

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Civitas has just published an interesting book called The Ins and Outs of Selective Secondary Schools. Edited by Anastasia de…

Spectator letters: Degrees, dishwashers, and charity catfights

31 January 2015 9:00 am

What’s a degree worth? Sir: Mark Mason’s article (‘Uni’s out’, 24 January) hits the nail on the head. A brief addendum:…