Thursday 9 February 2017 / 12:15 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This report should serve as a warning that plans to re-introduce selection at 11 will only make the attainment gap wider – Rayner

Angela
Rayner MP, Shadow Education Secretary,
commenting on the Sutton Trust report into the
attainment gap between poor pupils and their better-off classmates, said:

“This
report should serve as a stark warning to the Government that their plans to
re-introduce selection at 11 will only make this attainment gap between
disadvantaged children and their peers even wider.

“Their plans to bring back grammar schools are
reckless and without evidence. Introducing wholesale selection back into the
schools system will only make life more difficult for the most disadvantaged
kids.”