Grammar Schools

Grammar schools in England: a new analysis of social segregation and academic outcomes by Steven Gorard (in British Journal of Sociology of Education) 2018 presents evidence that

The article derives measures of chronic poverty and local socio-economic status segregation between schools, and uses these to show that the results from grammar schools are no better than expected, once these differences are accounted for. There is no evidence base for a policy of increasing selection, and so there are implications for early selection policies worldwide. The UK government should consider phasing the existing selective schools out.