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Education, not segregation

Islington joins Labour's country-wide campaign against segregation in education through the introduction of grammar schools.

Islington joined Labour’s national campaign against segregation in education through the introduction of grammar schools, which kicked off on Saturday 1 October.

Volunteers, at a street stall and on the doorstep, spoke to local residents about the dangers to local schools and how it risked damaging the progress made in Islington.

Labour leader of Islington Council, Richard Watts, said: “One of our proudest achievements since taking control of the council has been the transformation in Islington’s schools and the outcomes achieved by young people. Whilst there is much more work to be done to ensure every young person gets the best start in life and achieves their full potential, Islington’s community of schools has delivered an astonishing turn around, from when GCSE results ranked in the bottom 10 in the country in 2010, to now rank well within the top 40.

“Yet the new Tory Prime Minister seems determined to obsess about school structures and risks taking education backwards with her plans for new grammar schools, with no evidence they will improve results.”

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