Stella Creasy’s “Retrograde” Education

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Labour head girl Stella Creasy is railing against grammar schools, condemning them as a “retrograde step” and calling on Tory MPs to vote against their return. Stella herself obviously attended a grammar school. Indeed, a Guardian profile by the respected journalist Esther Addley in 2013 reveals

“Creasy spent her early years in Manchester before the family moved to Colchester, where she attended a girls’ grammar school – having failed the 11-plus and only been given a second chance because the family moved south”

So, according to the Guardian Stella tried to get into not one but two grammars. She only managed to stay out of a comp because her famously “aristocratic” parents moved house. No chance of her going private and freeing up a place for a working class kid. Heaven forbid anyone else should enjoy the education she did…


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