Skip to main content

Grammar schools plan is ‘unlawful’, claims NUT

Union threatens legal challenge as parents halt one school’s proposal to convert

Magazine article image

Ministers’ grammar school plans have been dealt two blows, with lawyers arguing that a key plank of the scheme is “not lawful” and lack of parental support scuppering the first proposal for a comprehensive to convert.

The NUT teaching union has received legal advice stating that the government’s plans to expand selection via multi-academy trusts (MATs) would break the law, TES can reveal.

The disclosure comes after it emerged that the first non-selective secondary to register its interest in becoming a grammar since the government announced its plans – Meopham School in Kent – had decided ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now