The Newcastle Commission (1858 – 1861) grappled with the problem of schools and education. The commission had this reference: “To enquire into the state of public education in England and to consider and report what measures, if any, are required for the extension of sound and cheap elementary instruction for all classes.” There were two conclusions which had far reaching consequences:
The state should continue to try to assist churches in providing basic education
Grants made by the state should relate to the performance of the teachers.
There was a code in which the payment of grants to voluntary schools was based on the results of examinations by H.M. Inspectors.
Will there ever be a commission in England which looks into the eleven plus? Would the teachers in the schools within the feeder communities ever be subject to payment by eleven plus results?