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Alliance steps up legal threat in grading row

26 September 2012

An unprecedented alliance of students, schools, local authorities and teaching unions has stepped up its threat of legal action over the grade boundary changes that led to thousands of students getting lower than expected GCSE scores.


Spike in Ofsted 'outstandings' for secondaries

20 September 2012

There has been a sharp spike in the number of secondary schools judged to be "outstanding" in the last quarter. However, overall the new Ofsted framework has seen a seven per cent drop in outstanding ratings and a three per cent rise in "inadequate" judge






UK schools are most socially segregated

20 September 2012

Schools in the UK are among the most socially segregated in the developed world, with many immigrant children clustered together in disadvantaged schools.


School unveils its own app

20 September 2012

Concerts, drama productions and parties ― these are just some of the usual ways schools celebrate major anniversaries. But Bradford Grammar School decided to mark its 350th anniversary in ground-breaking style.


Warning over uniform costs

20 September 2012

Northern Ireland's secondary schools are slapping "unacceptable" prices on their uniforms and games kits.



What do school governors do?

20 September 2012

Eighty per cent of the general public have no idea what the 300,000 UK school governors do ― even though they control more than £80 billion of taxpayers' money.











Shock at councils' £3 million music profit

13 September 2012

Scottish councils are making a collective profit of £3 million from charging pupils for music lessons, despite deep cuts to provision in schools across the country.


Plan to align Welsh holidays

13 September 2012

Schools in Wales could soon be forced to take holidays at the same time, under new government proposals.

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