Education Secretary sets out grammar schools plan

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, today spelt out her commitment to grammar schools in a speech at St Mary's University in Twickenham.

In the speech, Ms Greening highlighted latest analysis from the government which showed the majority of selective school places go to affluent families. This is in keeping with the findings of the Centre for Policy Studies economic bulletin published last week that found a 20% premium on house prices close to good or outstanding schools, leading to children from less affluent families being priced out.

Further detail of the government's education plans will be contained in a White Paper expected to be published in the coming months.

Click here to read the full text of the speech.

Date added: Friday 14th April 2017