New figures show how grammar schools are shutting out local children from less affluent areas

Figures published by The Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools last week show that children attending state primary schools in Bucks’ two biggest towns, High Wycombe and Aylesbury, are doing much worse than other Bucks children in the 11+ exam. The latest figures come just days before grammar schools heads are due to appear at County Hall to … Read more

Children from better-off homes still come out on top under ‘tutor proof’ 11+ exam

A report published today sets out new evidence that the introduction of the so-called ‘tutor proof’ 11+ exam in Buckinghamshire has failed to help children from more disadvantaged homes get grammar school places. Who benefits? The new ‘tutor proof’ 11+ exam in Bucks describes the startling way in which the 11+ continues to select for … Read more