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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eleven Plus and the 1944 Education Act

According to the 1944 Education Act:

‘The schools available for an area shall not deemed to be sufficient, unless they are sufficient in number, character and equipment to afford for all pupils such variety of instruction and training as may be desirable in view of their differing ages, abilities and aptitudes’.

Many children, teachers, tutors and of course parents will be gearing up today for a cycle of eleven plus examinations tomorrow. All concerned will be willing their children to do their best in the examinations. We need to look back to the 1944 Education Act – and thank the foresight of those pioneers who did so much to determine the future of Education in England. We need to wish the children sitting this year every good fortune for the future.

“Good luck – all you can do is your best.”

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