11-Plus (Reform)

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Mr Huw Edwards Mr Huw Edwards Labour, Monmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the reform of the 11-plus in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

New post-primary arrangements in Northern Ireland will address the weaknesses of the current transfer and post-primary arrangements. They will put pupils at the centre, provide them with more relevant knowledge and skills needed for life and work in the 21st Century and raise standards for all.

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