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My education enabled me to reach Number 10, says PM May

By Staff Reporter

Published 28/11/2016

Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip
Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip

Theresa May has revealed that a grammar school education gave her the opportunity to achieve.

The Prime Minister has spoken out, saying the current ban on the creation of new grammar schools in Britain restricts opportunities for today's young people.

She attended a Church of England primary school, and then a private school before going to her local grammar.

She told the Sunday Times that having experienced all those sectors, she felt grammars offered the most opportunities to all pupils - whether their parents had money or not.

"I was lucky - my education was mixed. And I know it is the education I got that gave me the opportunity, that was what drew me out and inspired me to believe I could go on and achieve," she said.

"I want to make sure that all youngsters can have that opportunity."

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