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Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars (with dearest and ‘best value’ top 10s)

More than a million parents will be forced to negotiate a “minefield” as they seek school places for their children, a parents’ leader has warned – with some prepared to pay a £500,000 “premium” on houses that are closest to the most desirable school.









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Best schools would still be able to convert to academies under Labour, says Tristram Hunt

Labour would continue to allow good and outstanding schools to convert to academy status, says Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt.









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QS university world rankings: Imperial College London leapfrogs Oxford to join Cambridge as best British university

Forget Oxbridge – this year’s world university league tables show the best two institutions in the UK should go by the name “Impbridge”.









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Scottish independence: Academics fear a university brain drain of country’s best scientists

Scottish universities could face a brain drain of some of their finest scientists if the country votes for independence, a number of leading academics fear.









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Best job in the world? ‘Doctor of chocolate’ sought by Cambridge University

Cambridge University is looking for someone to undertake a PhD that for the sweet-toothed many could lead them to their dream position – becoming the first doctor of chocolate.



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Exclusive: Must do better? Black pupils did, with best improvement in exams

Black pupils have achieved the biggest rise in test and exam results of any ethnic group in the country, according to new statistics published tomorrow.









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How girls can make the best welders

What it’s like to be a female engineering apprentice
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Scotland the best educated country in Europe, claims ONS report

Scotland is the best educated country in Europe, according to a report released by the Office for National Statistics.









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UK ‘second best education in Europe’

Global education rankings are headed by South Korea, with the UK in sixth place.
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Report: ‘De facto’ school starting age of two as parents scramble for the best places

An unofficial compulsory school starting age of two has been introduced around the country as desperate parents try to get their children into the best performing primary schools, says a report out today.









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