Saturday, 10 September 2016
'100,000s of children knowing they've been told that they're not good enough to go to the grammar school'
"Welcome to this Tory Party press conference where we continue to lay out our programme to create grammar schools. I think you will all welcome the fact that by increasing the number of grammar schools, we are dramatically increasing the number of children who we can categorise as: 'children who've not got into grammar schools'.
This is very exciting. At the moment, hundreds of thousands of children languish in schools where they haven't had selection imposed on them. They just go, in a very uninteresting way, to a comprehensive.
In areas where there'll be grammar schools, there'll be hundreds of thousands of children living with the knowledge that they've been told that they're not good enough to get into the grammar school. What an achievement for modern Conservatism.
Thank you and good night."