Definition of secondary modern school in English:

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secondary modern school

noun

historical
(In the UK) a secondary school of a kind offering a general education to children not selected for grammar or technical schools.
Example sentences
  • Grammar schools and secondary modern schools re-organised as comprehensives.
  • And, because some London comprehensive schools are secondary modern schools by another name, there is a natural desire to pick and choose.
  • This ignores all those pupils who go to secondary modern schools and are discriminated against by the selection system.

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