Comprehensive Schooling

Why Britain Needs Grammar Schools

Peter Kellow | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Kellow

Ideally the comprehensive system should improve itself so that its schools could provide an education equivalent to the private schools. But this is never going to happen. It could happen, as it does in other countries, if there were no strong private school sector. But the comprehensive system is simply not designed to compete in this way and cannot by its nature.

Council Considers Controversial Grammar School Bid

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Conservative council will examine whether it can open a new grammar school following a relaxation of rules by the government, which will be the firs...

Pupil 'Taught Self' Chemistry Due To Education Cuts

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A schoolgirl has captivated the Labour conference after she claimed she had to teach herself chemistry because of education cuts. A-l...

Hey, MP, Leave Those Kids Alone!

Peter Wride | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Wride

In today's educational world, teachers are frequently the butt of criticism and accusations of systemic failure. They lack discipline, are unable to command respect and have poor qualifications.