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Archbishop of Canterbury criticises grammar schools.

Archbishop of Canterbury criticises grammar schools.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised grammar schools as "contrary to the notion of the common good".

Speaking in the House of Lords, the Most Rev Justin Welby called for education to focus on "drawing the best out of every person", rather than a selective approach.

He said governments should not look to the past and "waste our time rummaging there for the solutions of tomorrow."

Some Tory MPs said grammar schools offer "invaluable opportunities".

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