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Parents 'rightly concerned' about pressure on Grammars in Bucks

The Chief Exec of Grammar School Heads' Association tells us why.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 6:14am 29th June 2017. (Updated at 6:16am 29th June 2017) 2-minute read.

Parents 'rightly concerned' about pressure on Grammars in Bucks

Parents are right to be concerned about the growing pressures on Grammar schools in Bucks.

That's according to Jim Skinner - the Chief Executive of the 'Grammar School Heads' Association'.

The Education Secretary - Justine Greening - announced on Tuesday that the ban on building more selective schools would not be lifted.

And with children from outside of Bucks' still allowed to apply for a place at Grammars here, passing the 11 plus is not a guarantee of a place.

Mr Skinner says;

"I'm sure some of your parents are quite rightly concerned and aware of the fact that across the country, where there are Grammar Schools, every year there are more and more people from outside the area who are keen to consider those schools and do apply."

Bucks Grammars are already running at capacity, but Mr Skinner says, that doesn't mean they can't create more room;

"There is still the option of existing grammar schools expanding, and that of course includes opening annexes, which have to be relatively close to an existing school but can be in a different local authority."


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