Northern Ireland

Grammar schools give backing to new education authority

A new education authority for Northern Ireland has moved a step closer with the announcement of backing from grammar schools.

The Education and Skills Authority has been held up for seven years.

One reason has been the opposition of grammar schools.

The Governing Bodies Association, which represents 52 voluntary grammar schools, has said it no longer has any objections and has called for the body to be created as soon as possible.

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