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‘Supersize’ classes for infants triple in five years, while school choice has become narrower

More than 100,000 infants are now being taught in “supersize” classes of over 30 pupils amid a growing crisis over school places, according to new figures.










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Half of parents in some areas denied first choice of school

Nearly half of parents in some parts of the country have had their first choice of secondary school rejected, with families in inner cities faring the worst.









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Crisis in primary places as one in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school

Teachers’ leaders warned of a crisis in primary school places on a day when thousands of parents had to face up to the disappointment of not getting their child into their first-choice school.









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Academies ‘increase divisions between the rich and poor’: Study finds segregation made worse by a wider choice of schooling

The Government’s new academies are creating greater segregation between pupils from rich and poor homes than council-run state schools, according to a groundbreaking study published today.


    








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English or Hinglish? India’s choice

The odd form of English taking over in India’s schools
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London primaries 78% first choice

More than three-quarters of families in London have a place at their first choice of primary school for the autumn, despite a rise in applications.
BBC News – Education & Family

PM promises more services choice

The right to choose a particular school or hospital will be enshrined in law, if new legislation announced by Prime Minister David Cameron is passed.
BBC News – Education & Family

One in six miss first choice school

Around one in six pupils in England missed out on the first choice of secondary school this year, official figures show.




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The tuition paradox: You pay more money, you get less choice

More students paying more money to study fewer subjects – that is the picture of higher education in Britain painted by research published today, which shows a dramatic reduction in the number of degree courses.




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Tories veto Cable’s choice for university watchdog

MPs have blocked the Government’s choice for director of its university access watchdog, prompting claims of a political stitch-up which threatens to permanently undermine the body’s independence.




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