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State grammar schools - the ideal alternative to expensive independent education?
Results are good; grammar schools regularly top state school league tables with results not too far adrift of those in the independent sector... but considering their selectiveness and middle class bias, some do not perform as well as many, less selective, independent schools.
Entry to top performing state grammar schools is more competitive than ever and forward planning is essential. You will need to think about revision, tuition, a back-up plan, even moving house....
Why Grammar Schools are more popular than ever
It's not just parents from the state sector who are flexing their muscles, much of the increase is attributed to the credit-crunch and escalating fees at independent schools. With this in mind, not only do you need to start your search for the ideal school as early as possible but you need to add a tutor to your shopping basket too. 'A little extra-help' is now de rigueur even for the brightest spark; not just in the 3R's but in VR and NVR too!
What's in a name?
A cautionary note: state grammar schools are free to those who pass muster at selection but some former state grammar schools are now independent. They have retained 'grammar' in their school name but they are fee-paying and academically selective just like other high-flying independents. Examples are Bristol Grammar and Manchester Grammar. So do check that any 'grammar school' of interest is indeed a state grammar school, if that's what you want.
Why choose a state grammar school education?