Grammar schools

Fact checks focused on grammar schools, free schools and educational impacts on social mobility

2 August 2018

Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?

English grammar schools received around £700 less state funding per pupil than other state schools in 2016/17.

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Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?
26 May 2017

Liberal Democrat Manifesto: Grammar schools

The facts on grammar schools.

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Liberal Democrat Manifesto: Grammar schools
18 May 2017

Grammar schools and social mobility: what's the evidence?

Grammar schools are back in the headlines, with particular reference to their impact on social mobility. What does the evidence tell us?

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Grammar schools and social mobility: what's the evidence?
24 February 2017

Do poor grammar schools pupils make twice as much progress?

Poor children in particular seem to do particularly well at grammar schools (if they attend in the first place).

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Do poor grammar schools pupils make twice as much progress?
19 October 2016

Few pupils are both at grammar schools and on free school meals

It’s correct that grammar school pupils entitled to free school meals are one in a thousand.

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Few pupils are both at grammar schools and on free school meals
18 October 2016

Poorer children are less likely to go to grammar schools

Poorer children are less likely to go to grammar schools even if they are high achievers.

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Poorer children are less likely to go to grammar schools
4 October 2016

How do selective school ratings compare?

A greater proportion of grammar schools are rated “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted than the proportion of all UK state schools rated in these top two categories.

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How do selective school ratings compare?
28 September 2016

Poor children at grammar schools seem to do well

Is the attainment gap in grammar schools "virtually zero"?

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Poor children at grammar schools seem to do well
16 September 2016

Grammar schools benefit some pupils but the majority do worse

Evidence suggests pupils who get into grammar schools perform better than they would under comprehensive education, and pupils who don’t perform worse.

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Grammar schools benefit some pupils but the majority do worse
14 September 2016

The government’s proposals could change what we know about selection

At this week's Prime Minister's Questions, Theresa May faces questions on how the government's new grammar schools plan will work.

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The government’s proposals could change what we know about selection

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