Grammar schools: a toxic policy or will they benefit pupils?

Chelmsford County High School for Girls

A toxic policy or one that will benefit pupils?

A headteacher from Cambridgeshire has described the government's plan to open more grammar schools as a toxic policy that won't help pupils from poorer backgrounds. Robert Campbell the Executive Principal of Impington Village College says instead, there needs to be more investment to provide greater schools for all.

The Education Secretary has indicated she will press ahead with the controversial plans in the face of stiff opposition.

The National Association of Head Teachers has condemned the government’s plans for more grammar schools saying instead the focus needs to be on getting the best teachers for the pupils who need them most.> At Chelmsford County High School for Girls, the head teacher understands the concerns but says there are huge benefits for those who make it through the selection process.>

Nicole Chapman Head Teacher, Chelmsford County High School

Here is a report by Victoria Lampard: