Access to excellence for all, not selection at 14, should be our aim

6th February 2009 at 00:00

I applaud the suggestion that school selection take place at 14. But it should be the pupils who (with guidance) do the selecting.

The choice should be either a high-quality academic school or an equally high-quality school providing practical and functional skills alongside general education.

I know which my lower-performing pupils would choose - and gladly.

Rachel Gallagher, Stockport, Cheshire.

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