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The chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled his spring budget in the House of Commons today. Most of the education announcements were released in advance, so there were few...
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More than £530 million will be set aside in this week’s budget to create new free schools and improve existing school buildings. But the announcement has raised questions about...
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Disadvantaged pupils will be offered free transport to grammar schools up to 15 miles from their home under new government plans. The chancellor Philip Hammond is set to...
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Schools in England will split a new £215 million funding pot to adapt their premises for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, the government has announced. The Department...
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The Muslim Council of Britain has defended church schools’ record on the admission of Muslim pupils amid claims the schools are “not as inclusive as is claimed”. The...
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A council is reviewing the community benefit of local private schools to decide if they deserve generous discounts in business rates. It is thought to be the first...
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The “blanket right” of parents to withdraw their children from sex education lessons is being reviewed by the government as it is no longer consistent with English or international law....
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Colleges should visit schools once a year to promote vocational options for pupils under a new scheme designed to force schools to open their doors to other providers, according...
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The government will extend compulsory sex education to all secondary schools and introduce relationships education for all pupils from age four. Justine Greening, the education secretary, told Parliament today that...
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MPs have questioned the government’s capacity to cope with the growth of the academies programme, amid predictions of “further pressures” for its departments and agencies. The commons education...
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The government has handed out more than £100,000 in funding to councils to enable them to write to parents promoting post-14 education options like University Technical Colleges. A...