When a test score doesn’t matter – how Kent doesn’t even trust its own eleven-plus test

Kent grammar schools award more than a thousands places every year to children who don’t pass the eleven-plus. This graph plots the test scores of every child taking Kent’s 11 plus in 2015. The green lines show the scores of children classed as ‘suitable for grammar school.’ The red bars are the scores of children … Read more…

How do 11 plus admissions work in disadvantaged communities?

Grammar school supporters often use the argument that the UK’s remaining 164 grammar schools are not representative of a working grammar school system. They claim the remaining grammars are ‘besieged’  by wealthy families who use prep schools and tutors because there are not enough selective school places in the system. However in Kent just under … Read more…