Welsh Tories call for return to grammar-style education

The Welsh Conservatives say a return to grammar school-style education in Wales is needed to boost standards.

Under their proposals, children would be assessed at the age of 14 and encouraged to follow either academic or vocational studies.

The idea has been criticised by opponents for turning the clock back to a divisive and discredited system.

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Tories' grammar schools call

The Welsh Conservatives have called for the reintroduction of grammar schools to the education system here in Wales. They say streaming should happen at 14, not at 11, and vocational skills must have the same value as academic skills.