Ellie Fry


Journalist at The Independent with experience in a variety of editorial roles including reporting, sub-editing, commissioning and production. My bylines include The Guardian, The Independent, Inside Housing and others. I have strong interests in social issues such as housing, feminism and education.

The Independent
'Why I'm glad I failed the 11-plus'

As I shuffled down the corridor of my local grammar school to sit my 11-plus, all I could think about was how I was missing my auntie's wedding day to take the test.

The Independent
'When the UN says British austerity is misogynistic, we should listen'

Following a 12 day investigatory tour of the UK, Philip Alston, the UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty, not only concluded last Friday that the UK government's austerity policies have inflicted "great misery" on the 14 million people living in poverty in the UK, but also

the Guardian
The Guardian: As a working-class student, I know degree pricing would entrench elitism | Ellie Fry

The education secretary's announcement on Monday that the Conservative government wants to offer less "economically valuable" university subjects at cheaper prices will serve only to further entrench elitism in education. As a working-class student who has battled the stigma against BTECs, I know hierarchical attitudes to qualifications exist in our schools, a condescension that is rooted in class discrimination.

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