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Your Schools Your Choice

The future of secondary and post-16 education

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In 2015, the Education Department launched a major consultation into the future structure of secondary and post-16 education in the Bailiwick, including the future funding of the grant-aided Colleges and the preferred size and number of secondary schools.

Following , which closed in November 2015, a Policy Letter was debated by the States in March 2016. The states resolved:

1. To agree that the current selective admission of students to States' secondary schools and the grant-aided Colleges based predominantly on the 11 Plus examination shall be replaced with effect from September 2019 (for new Year 7 students) by non-selective admission to States' secondary schools based predominantly on a feeder system from primary schools and that the States' secondary schools shall set students by ability as appropriate.

1A. That 11 to 16 education in the States' sector shall be provided in three schools, ideally of a broadly comparable size but in any event of a size capable of securing equality of opportunity for all students

The full set of resolutions from that debate are available here.

Following the General Election in 2016 the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture brought the issue back before the Assembly in a Policy Letter debated in November 2016.

The States supported the previous resolutions and agreed to move to an all-ability system of secondary education. The Committee are due to bring back to the States proposals for the future of the education estate later in 2017.

Updated: November 2016

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