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Ofqual won’t be able to explain private school grades boost

No private school pupil sat national reference tests this year, which means they are unlikely to show why the...

Samantha Booth
News

Private schools extend Olympic medal lead but Eton stumbles

Twenty prime ministers may have once graced Eton’s playing fields, but – for the first time in nearly three...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

GCSE results 2021: Top grades rise most at private and free schools

Private and free schools have seen the biggest jump in top grades in this year’s teacher-assessed GCSE results, figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

A-level results 2021: Private schools see bigger jump in top grades

Private schools have seen a bigger jump in the number of top grades than state schools in this year’s...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

£4m Latin excellence programme: What you need to know

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has vowed to tackle Latin’s “reputation as an elitist subject” with a new scheme to...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Private schools group branded ‘insensitive’ over partnership with debt collection agency

A new “partnership” between an organisation representing more than 500 private schools and a debt collection agency could result...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

A-level results 2020: Private schools see biggest boost in top grades

Top A-level grades have increased more at private schools than any other type of school and college this year....

James Carr
James Carr
News

Coronavirus: Private school closures will put pressure on state

The closure of private schools unable to weather the economic hit from Covid-19 will put more pressure on state...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
Features

Profile: Professor James Tooley

James Tooley’s vision of no-frills private schools is now a reality in England. How afraid should the state sector...

John Dickens
John Dickens