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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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Primary school places: Compulsory school age at risk of becoming two as parents race for best performing primary education, warns report

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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David Laws interview: ‘I don’t think sacking Baroness Morgan was one of the best decisions that Michael Gove has ever made’

David Laws admits he has been poring over obscure Cabinet Office handbooks on how public appointments are made “since Friday night,” when The Independent broke the news that the Labour peer Sally Morgan would be sacked as chair of Ofsted, the schools inspectorate for England.


    








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Graduate job prospects best since 2007 as public sector leads recruitment

Job prospects for the class of 2014 – graduating this summer – are as rosy as at any time since the start of the recession, new figures indicate.


    








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Graduate job prospects best since 2007 as public sector leads recruitment

Job prospects for the class of 2014 – graduating this summer – are as rosy as at any time since the start of the recession, new figures indicate.


    








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From fail to world’s best: A lesson from the East End

Fifteen years ago, the schools in Tower Hamlets were derided as the worst performing in the country. Things were so bad that Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, insisted that its damning report on them should be  presented in full to every councillor in the east London borough to underline  how much they were failing local children.


    








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China’s schools might not be the best

In 2010 Michael Gove was left stunned in China. The new Education Secretary visited a classroom and was shown a “thick book with screeds of Chinese characters”.


    








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China’s schools might not be the best

In 2010 Michael Gove was left stunned in China. The new Education Secretary visited a classroom and was shown a “thick book with screeds of Chinese characters”.


    








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Arabic beats French, Mandarin beats German and Spanish is best: UK’s international education body highlights most important foreign languages to learn

Arabic is ranked as a more important language for children to learn in school than French in a report published by the British Council today.


    








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Arabic beats French, Mandarin beats German and Spanish is best of all: UK’s international education body highlights most important languages to learn

Arabic is ranked as a more important language for children to learn in school than French in a report published by the British Council today.


    








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