It has told Milton Keynes council that it can ask for the legal notice to build the school - the first grammar for 30 years - to be withdrawn. The new unitary authority, which has been fighting plans for the Pounds 14 million, 1,000-place school, was delighted.
The Government has indicated that it is prepared to overturn former education secretary Gillian Shephard's decision to allow the first new grammar school to go ahead.
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