This quote was made by the Chairman of the Association for Quality Education Sir Kenneth Bloomfield: “We in the AQE have always appreciated that we can call something a grammar school but if there’s no form of academic testing at all then there’s no grammar school at all”

Now since this group have abandoned support for the 11-plus and only about a dozen of their member schools intend to use the new academic admission test it is only right that those schools who are not going to use the replacement 11-plus announce to parents and the public that they have turned their grammar school comprehensive 

The AQE must thin its member ranks immediately unless of course it intends to deliver the government’s policy through incremental conversion of  grammar schools through the consent of heads against the wishes of parents.