- Professor John JerrimUniversity College London
This project aims to answer key questions regarding entry and access into grammar schools, and the impact that they have upon young people’s lives.
Despite academic research, there remain important gaps in our knowledge regarding grammar schools and student attainment. For instance:
- Are low income parents less likely to apply for their child to attend grammar school than high income parents?
- To what extent can differential application rates and the use of private tutors explain socio-economic differences in grammar school attendance rates?
- What is the ‘impact’ of attending grammar school – relative to not attending a grammar school – upon young people’s cognitive, non-cognitive, social and emotional outcomes, amongst those who live within a selective education area?
- What ‘impact’ does going to school in a selective local education area have upon young people’s cognitive, non-cognitive, social and emotional outcomes – relative to going to school in a non-selective (comprehensive) education area?
This project will address these questions using data from the Millennium Cohort Study. This will provide new insight into the characteristics of children who apply to and attend grammar schools, and investigate the impact grammar schools (and living within a selective education system) has upon young people’s outcomes.
Latest on this project
- Executive summary - Grammar schools: Socio-economic differences in entrance rates and the association with socio-emotional outcomesGrammar-schools-socio-economic-differences-executive-summary.pdf454.93KB 11 September 20
- Full report - Grammar schools: Socio-economic differences in entrance rates and the association with socio-emotional outcomesGrammar-schools-socio-economic-differences.pdf1.13MB 11 September 20
- Why do so few low and middle-income children attend a grammar school? New evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study.working_paper_nuffield_version_clean.pdf710.15KB 01 March 18
- The association between attending a grammar school and children's socio-emotional outcomes. New evidence from the Millenium Cohort Study.grammar_draft_21_05_2018.pdf803.3KB 12 May 18