Comprehensive Future

means equal chance for every child

Linked with Patricia Gaffney – England.

Comprehensive Future wants to see a comprehensive school system throughout England, with fair admissions criteria to all publicly funded schools, guaranteeing an equal chance to all children and an end to selection by ability and aptitude. We don’t have a fully comprehensive secondary school system in England. Many English children face selection for entry into secondary education. The 11plus still exists in about a quarter of English local authorities. Other schools are partially selective on ability. All schools can select 10% of their intake on aptitude for specific subjects.

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Comprehensive Future is the campaign for fair school admission policies in England. The campaign, which is non party political and open to all, aims to bring about a comprehensive secondary school system with fair admissions criteria to all publicly funded schools, guaranteeing an equal chance to all children.

Our individual supporters include school staff and governors, parents, members of both Houses of Parliament, local councillors, academics and other public figures who share a commitment to equality of opportunity within our education system. We also have support from organisations such as union branches and local political parties. We began in 2003 as an organisation involving Labour party members in pressing for change through the party’s policy making process. At the end of 2005 we decided to become a non party organisation, open to all.

Many English children face selection for entry into secondary schools, selection for the few means rejection for many. There are grammar schools in 36 of the 150 English local authorities, 15 of them fully selective with around 20% of their school places selective. Some other schools are partially selective on ability. All schools can select 10% of their intake on aptitude for specific subjects if the admission authority for the school decides to do that.

The numbers of schools doing that is small but could rise significantly if all schools were admission authorities. In brief, the changes we want to see are: … (full text).

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