Open super-selective schools to extend elite education into state sector, says former Gove adviser

James Frayne

Director of Policy and Strategy 2014-16

“A system of super-selective schools in English cities could extend “elite academic education” to the state sector, a former government adviser has said.

“James Frayne, the former Department for Education head of communications who now serves as policy and strategy director at the right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange, has called for education secretary Nicky Morgan to open “a few dozen” highly-academic schools.

“In an article for Total Politics magazine, Frayne, who worked with Morgan’s predecessor Michael Gove during his first years in the job, said the creation of such schools was “realistically the only way” to create “truly world-class schools”.

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