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Welsh Conservatives revive grammar school idea

"The best elements" of the old grammar school system would be revived if the Welsh Conservatives took power in Cardiff Bay, the party says.

It believes the move would raise standards although it is not calling for a return of the 11-plus exam.

The party said pupils should be separated by ability at 14 into academic and vocational streams.

Grammar schools were introduced in the 1940s.

The last grammar school in Wales closed nearly three decades ago.

Tories revive grammar school ideas

  • 07 Aug 2013