HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to enter into a debate on Grammar Schools.
Recently, the government announced a £50 million cash injection to support an extension to grammar schools.
Robert Halfon said: “I am not against grammar schools and I wish them well, but they have a poor record on social justice.
“Only 3% of those who go to them have free school meals and the proposals will benefit only a few thousand people. Has my right hon. Friend considered that the £200 million would be better spent on one-to-one tuition for our most vulnerable pupils, including the 33% who do not get free school meals?
“Some 285,000 children could be helped, through the Education Endowment Foundation, with 12 weeks one-to-one tuition for our most vulnerable children.
The full debate can be found below.
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