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