Lack of Opportunity

Mavis Parris: Grammar School

Mavis was born in 1940 in Fulham, London. She attended a local special school from age five to age sixteen and from there went on to a job with the Gas Board.

Here Mavis talks about being denied entry to her local grammar school.

  • Mavis Parris
  • Mavis Parris


Where we lived in Fulham, the grammar school was just two minutes down the road and they wouldn’t let me leave to go to grammar school, because I wore a calliper and they wouldn’t take me.

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