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Sports charities demand clarity on future of £320m PE and sport premium

The leaders of 40 charities and sporting organisations have written to the government demanding “urgent clarity” on the future...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE extends pupil premium to children with ‘no recourse to public funds’ after legal threat

Schools will be able to claim additional pupil premium funding for children with “no recourse to public funds” who...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE report delays let academy trust bosses ‘get away with it’

The government has admitted that reports on financial scandals in three academy trusts have been gathering dust for more...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Revealed: The school Covid expenses the DfE rejected

Covid could leave a lasting “black hole” in school budgets, experts have warned as new figures lay bare the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE raids existing budgets for a third of £4.3bn Covid spending

Almost a third of the Department for Education’s extra Covid spending will be taken from existing budgets or underspends...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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£10m ‘levelling up’ support will come from existing DfE budgets

None of the £10 million pledged today to improve the quality of teaching in four areas of England is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Gibb brushes off £125m pupil premium ‘stealth cut’ complaints

Nick Gibb brushed off growing complaints about a “stealth” pupil premium cut leaving schools £125 million out of pocket....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools face new checks to ensure pupil premium spending ‘backed by evidence’

Schools will have to show their pupil premium spending is “backed by evidence” under new requirements announced by the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Free school meals: 300k more pupils became eligible in first 7 months of Covid

The number of children eligible for free school meals surged in the first seven months of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger