Thursday 13 April 2017 / 9:17 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Grammar schools will do nothing to help the overwhelming majority of working families across the country – Angela Rayner

Angela
Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary
, commenting on Justine Greening’s
plan for a ‘new generation’ of grammar schools, said:

“The
facts are clear, grammar schools will do nothing to help the overwhelming
majority of working families across the country. 

"The
Government’s attempt to fiddle the figures to support their discredited and
divisive policy does not change the basic reality that for the overwhelming
majority, academic selection is a barrier to social mobility, and the
Government’s plans to return to the days of secondary moderns will only make
this worse.

"While
the Government only look to improve the educations of a privileged few, Labour
will improve outcomes for all by delivering free school meals to every primary
school pupil in England."