5th January 1996 at 00:00
"The essence of a grammar school is that it provided that kind of academic education which we now call 'grammar' education. It does not cease to do this when it widens its range of studies to meet the needs of pupils now excluded by the 11-plus'."

Michael Stewart, Harold Wilson's education secretary, on the introduction of comprehensive schools in 1965, taken from newly released Cabinet papers.

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