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Grammar And Modern Secondary Schools (Differentiation)

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Education the difference between a grammar school and a modern secondary school.

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of Ministry of Education pamphlet No. 9. This describes both the similarities and the differences, and remains a useful survey of secondary education, although more experience has been gained since it was published in 1947.

Will the right hon. Lady also send to her hon. Friend a copy of the kind of tests which are imposed to tell to which of these schools children of 11 should go?

That is entirely a matter for the local education authority, and I do not interfere.