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The Old Grammar School in Middleton - one of north Manchester’s finest historical buildings - has been given a new lease of life as a quintessential venue for weddings and parties.
By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves.
By ED CURRAN I don't think the Stormont Executive was ever invented to survive your education policy and it is worth asking the question: Can it? People are saying they are confused. They don't understand what you, as Education Minister, are doing.
By Kathryn Torney EVERY child in this picture is among the thousands of primary six pupils in Northern Ireland caught up in the stalemate and confusion caused by what will replace the 11-plus.
By Sir Kenneth Bloomfield As Caitriona Ruane warns schools and parents against entrance exams, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, former Head of the Civil Service and now Chair of the Association for Quality Education (AQE), says there is nothing in law that can stop them READERS of Alice in Wonderland will recall Alice's wholly understandable reaction to the surreal events surrounding her.
Come to the Torquay Boys' Grammar School open day on Thursday, September 18. Tours take place at 9.30am, 2pm and 7pm. "Torquay Boys' Grammar School are born winners", ran the Herald Express headline recently.
I Read about the NUT calling for grammar schools to be scrapped (Echo, September 2). John Pemberthy, from the NUT, says that one of the reasons that grammar schools get good results is that they can select good, well- behaved children from middle class families.
HANDSWORTH Grammar School is an 11-18 selective school of more 900 students, catering for boys aged 11-16 and with a co- educational sixth form of 240. The school was established on its present site in 1862 and has served the whole of Birminghamand the surrounding area ever since.
By KATHRYN TORNEY GRAMMAR school representatives have rejected a proposal from a number of their colleagues to scrap academic selection at 11 and replace it with selection at 14.
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