An investigation by The Times has found applications to grammar schools have risen by a quarter in five years.
Oxford and Cambridge have accepted record numbers of state school pupils to start this autumn, including some who did worse than expected at A-level, The Times reports.
Marlow’s Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School has delayed its opening date after ‘a number of positive’ coronavirus cases in the school community, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports.
Pupils in Southend will be given an additional secondary school preference when choosing their place this year.
Parents fear making kids sit transfer tests in grammar school halls could put their health in danger, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
A grammar school in Aylesbury has improved its wireless connectivity with a solution from education WiFi experts Redway Networks, The Bucks Herald reports.
Chief executive of the Grammar School Heads Association Mark Fenton has said the A-level results had been unfair to some of its students.
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury has been awarded £478,725 to improve school facilities. The money will be used to fund heating upgrades, Mix96 reports.
Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School head has slammed this year’s A-Level grading system, saying their pupils’ grades are “way out of line” with their historic records, Bucks Free Press reports.