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Study finds pupil premium cuts £43m worse than DfE admits

Schools will miss out on £43 million more in pupil premium funding for the poorest children than admitted by...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Covid knocks permanent exclusions to lowest level since 2013 after pre-lockdown rise

Permanent exclusions dropped by more than a third to their lowest level since 2013 last year, official figures show,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE told to reveal its working out on £90m pupil premium funding ‘stealth cut’

The government must publish a full breakdown of its pupil premium “stealth cut” analysis as the current explanation only reveals...

James Carr
James Carr
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A third of EAL pupils are fluent in English

A third of pupils with English as an additional language are fluent in it, according to new data from...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Government faces legal action on pupil nationality data

A campaign group is raising money to take the Department for Education to the High Court over its decision...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools go ‘supersize’ to cope with population growth

The average size of primary schools has increased by one whole class since 2009 to accommodate a bulge in...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Free school meal take-up lowest on record, and 4 more census findings

School census data from January 2017 has been released by the government today. Here are the main points… 1....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Government reviews pupil nationality check guidance after schools’ passport demands

The government has beefed up official guidance for the controversial pupil nationality data collection duty after schools wrongly demanded...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Nationality data was ‘compromise’ on Theresa May’s school immigration check plan

Controversial new government rules ordering schools to collect nationality data of pupils were introduced as a compromise to curb...

John Dickens
John Dickens