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Do grammar schools do more harm than good?

1 September 2023

A study co-authored by Drs Jake Anders and Xin Shao questions the effectiveness of selective schooling, and advises against expanding the grammar school system.

Secondary school pupils sat at front of class applauding

Read: Schools Week; The Guardian

More: The full paper - How do academic selection systems affect pupils’ educational attainment? New evidence from an analysis of large-scale data on EnglandNo evidence grammar school systems are best for the brightest


Phil Meech for UCL IOE.