CPS Director Tim Knox contributed to a debate on grammar schools in The Observer, Sunday 11 September 2016.
"The idea that a single type of school could be right for all children (apart from those whose parents can send them to private schools) has long been recognised as false. Thanks to the reforms of Andrew Adonis and Michael Gove, an extraordinary diversity of schools is emerging – faith schools, specialist academies, free schools, community schools, foundation schools. Enabling more grammar schools widens choice further. With the appropriate safeguards to ensure that grammar schools are not “captured” by the middle classes, this is a direct assault on privilege in favour of bright kids from poorer backgrounds, many of whom are currently effectively denied the education they deserve."
Read the full debate at The Observer website.