I am a late arrival at the platform containing one of the most hyped plays of modern times. Alan Bennett, lugubrious Yorkie, has been feted like some kind of colossus of literature for this tale of 80s grammar school sixth-formers aspiring to the silver spires of Oxford or Cambridge. 234 more words
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Why the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish News must correct their claim that St Dominic’s High School is Northern Ireland’s top grammar school.
In May 2016 the Belfast Telegraph published a league table of Northern Ireland grammar schools, based on the Advanced Level grades achieved by grammar school pupils in the school year 2014/2015. 547 more words
A new wave of grammar schools which was planned in the Conservative manifesto did not feature in the Queen’s speech, alongside the controversial plan to scrap free school lunches. 47 more words
The leader of the Labour party says the government has “apparently run out of ideas all together”, and highlighted manifesto pledges which were absent from the Queen’s speech, such as grammar schools and winter fuel payment cuts. 98 more words
Such is the position the government finds itself in that education was relegated to little more than a paragraph in today’s Queen’s Speech. As might be expected, the government, through Her Majesty, said; 523 more words