The Fair Education Alliance's statement on new grammar schools

The Fair Education Alliance welcomes a debate on how to improve social mobility but we strongly believe that an expansion of grammar schools would lead to worse outcomes for poor children. Evidence shows that grammar schools serve a small amount of disadvantaged pupils and they have a pernicious effect on surrounding schools. Instead, we should focus on working together to take bold action to attract more teachers into the most deprived areas, invest in high quality early years provision and guarantee access to impartial and professional careers advice for deprived young people.