Definition of secondary modern school in English:
(In the UK) a secondary school of a kind offering a general education to children not selected for grammar or technical schools.
- 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.