A few crumbs under the Grammar School table


Grammar SchoolsThanks to Angela Rayner asking this Question last Thursday, we now know two things. The first is that 98.6% of the money set aside to expand the Grammar Schools across our nation in the last financial year was spent on expanding Grammar Schools and the second thing is that the remaining £700,000 has been returned to the Department for Education’s overall capital budget and according to Nick can be spent on other priorities. In the first matter it is clearly good news for those who support Grammar School provision such as Nick that the money has been spent. Nick has spoken out about Grammar Schools in the past and as I wrote two days ago, over the last four years he has visited a total of three Schools in Kent of which two are Grammar Schools.  Of course there are bound to be many more priorities waiting for funds than the £700k will allow, but by the same token it seems worthwhile for Schools that are not Grammar Schools to consider sending the Department a request for £700,000 to allow them to do the work that they need. Indeed my post a couple of days ago was to suggest that more Schools invite him, so perhaps they could do so asking him to bring the £0.7m with him.

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