Grammar schools in the south to benefit from £50 million Government grant

Bournemouth School is one of 16 Grammar schools to benefit from the grant

Grammar schools across the South will receive a share of a £50 million Government grant in a bid to increase the number of places they can offer.

Those who will benefit from the extra money in our region include:

  • Bournemouth Grammer School for Boys

  • Bournemouth Grammer School for Girls

  • Kendrick School in Reading

  • Two schools in Buckinghamshire

However, the decision has been met with some controversy.

Some say at a time when headteachers are protesting due to a lack of funding, spending a large amount of money on just a few schools is a mistake.

Jules White, Sussex headteacher and Worth Less Campaigner
Nuala Burgess, Comprehensive Future

In a statement, the Department for Education said:

A statement from the Department for Education

Several of the selective secondary's say the money is needed because they're not immune from the budget squeeze and for too long, they've been neglected; while multi-million pound school building projects, including academies, have been funded.

David Sidwick, Chair of Governors at Bournemouth School