Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the subject was not ‘for the privileged few’
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said a new programme would ensure the subject was not “for the privileged few”.
The paper said that staff at the selected schools will be trained and given resources to teach Latin to 11 to 16-year-olds.
Mr Williamson said: “We know Latin has a reputation as an elitist subject which is only reserved for the privileged few.
“But the subject can bring so many benefits to young people, so I want to put an end to that divide.
“There should be no difference in what pupils learn at state schools and independent schools, which is why we have a relentless focus on raising school standards and ensuring all pupils study a broad, ambitious curriculum.”