Grammar schools should be axed to end divide between rich and poor, says government report

Ministers should consider axing grammar schools to make the education system fair for poorer pupils, a report said today.

The study for the Department for Children found that faith schools and academic selection contribute to segregation between rich and poor.

The report backed wider use of lotteries to allocate school places and raised the prospect of phasing out England’s 164 remaining selective grammars.

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