Diary

24th May 1996 at 01:00
Watford Grammar School for Boys has some novel admission criteria. The issue has been very sensitive in Watford ever since the Commission for Racial Equality condemned both the boys' and girls' grammar schools for operating what was known locally as the 35-plus. Which is to say the oversubscribed schools admitted pupils partly on the basis of written submissions from parents. This was not to the liking of the many Asian families living nearby.

But that is in the past. The bright Conservative world of today means that the grant-maintained Grammar School for Boys, which was recently a comprehensive despite its name, can now select half the pupils on straightforward academic grounds.

Rather less straighforwardly, as it explains in a recent public notice, it will also give priority to "Pupils with brothers who are attending Watford Grammar School for Girls."

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
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now