Two tier schooling plan for Suffolk: good or bad?
26 February 2013 Last updated at 14:48 GMT
As Suffolk seeks to abolish its middle schools, a Northampton head teacher describes what happened when they did it.
Northamptonshire began the change from three-tier to two-tier schooling more than a decade ago.
Kay Gerrett, the head of Cedar Road Primary, in Northampton, said it made a difference to pupils, helping to make them more independent.