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‘Social need’ free schools would combat racist abuse in classrooms, charity claims

Allowing free schools to open where there is a “social need” would increase community integration and help prevent racist abuse...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Forget opening more grammars, get PRIVATE schools to open up instead

There are more imaginative ways to improve social mobility than opening more grammar schools, explains former political advisor Adam...

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Deprivation study finds grammars, faith and primary free schools ‘biased’ against poor pupils

Grammar schools and free schools may be exacerbating social segregation, new research released today shows. Analysis of the deprivation...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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Fears of ‘free-for-all’ as government opens up free school bid criteria

New free schools will be allowed to open if their proposers can demonstrate a “social need” or “significant demand”...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Why have grammar schools become a symbol of social mobility when they make things worse for the many?

The grammar school debate is firmly back on the agenda thanks to a burgeoning campaign by Conservative MPs to...

Russell Hobby
Russell Hobby
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Fact-check: Do the arguments for new grammar schools stack up?

More than 100 Conservative MPs have pledged to campaign for a wave of new grammar schools, reigniting the decades-long debate...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Automatic registration for pupil premium and priority in admissions: two policies for social mobility

The Institute for Fiscal Studies published a report today showing that two thirds of children classified as poor are poor despite...

Russell Hobby
Russell Hobby
Opinion

Educators should allow students to feel working-class pride

Tony Sewell gets some things right, but his rhetoric on social mobility should be approached with suspicion, says Garth...

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The education of Muslim students in turbulent times

What have you been researching? I am looking at the education of Muslim students and in particular, Muslims’ expectations...

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