Friday 11 May 2018 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner comments on the Government’s response to the ‘Schools that Work for Everyone’ consultation

Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the Government’s response to the ‘Schools that Work for Everyone’ consultation, said:

“Just weeks after abandoning their own ‘guarantee’ to protect every school from cash cuts, the Tories have excluded the vast majority of schools from any extra funding for new places. Instead, there is just a handout for the handful of remaining grammars.

“Once again, the Government is pursuing its own vanity projects rather than following the evidence on what is best for pupils. They promised ‘schools that work for everyone’ but this policy just doesn’t live up to the label.

“The continued obsession with grammar schools will do nothing for the vast majority of children, and it is absurd for Ministers to push ahead with plans to expand them when the evidence is clear that they do nothing to improve social mobility.

“Only Labour can be trusted to create a National Education Service that gives schools the investment they need to ensure all children receive the high quality education they deserve.”