Current Government 11+ Proposal
With Theresa May as Prime Minister, selective secondary education is again the focus of all attention. Theresa May plans to repeal a 1998 ban on new grammar schools (imposed by Tony Blair), allowing the existing grammar schools to expand and further ones to open.
This is a controversial proposal, some people believe that this is advantageous only to those who are more able, entrenching inequality and disadvantage. Theresa May has countered this by suggesting that grammar schools must sponsor an under-performing academy and establish a new, ‘high quality’ non-selective school.