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grammar school

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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grammar schoolˈgrammar ˌschool noun [countable, uncountable]  1 SESa school in Britain for children over the age of 11 who have to pass a special examination to go therecomprehensive school2 American English old-fashionedSES an elementary school
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grammar schoolWindsor played the long-time head of a boys' secondary school swallowed up by a grammar school to form a comprehensive.Read in studio A grammar school headmaster has been cleared of assaulting a twelve year old girl pupil.He was educated at Appleby grammar school and at eighteen was admitted to the Inner Temple.In the autumn of 1959 I was eleven, and I went to the girls' grammar school down the road.Quite an eye-opener for a 15-year-old grammar school boy from Kensal Green.From one fairly typical grammar school, studied by Colin Lacey, the fee-payers had almost disappeared as early as 1925.
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