Labour’s education policies

This week the Labour Party said it would make abolishing private schools one of its policies for the next general election. They also continued their attacks on grammar schools and called for the abolition of academies. The policy decision to remove the charitable status of private schools and redistribute their assets…

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Dartford Schools

Over the last few weeks, pupils across the town have been heading back to school for the new school year. Here in Dartford we are very lucky to have a diverse range of schools including excellent primary schools, a UTC, four grammar schools, and academies.  These schools specialise in different…

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Grammar Schools

Last week, the Government announced a £50 million funding package to expand the number of places at existing good or outstanding selective schools in a bid to give more disadvantaged pupils the chance to attend these schools. As a former Dartford Grammar School pupil, I welcome this funding as it is a vote…

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Grammar Schools

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Since the debate about building more grammar schools was reignited in the summer, rarely a day goes by without numerous articles in the media on the pros and cons of selective education. Earlier this month, the Government’s plans to expand the grammar school system were officially revealed in its green…

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