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Scotland to introduce national primary school tests to ‘close gap between rich and poor pupils’

National testing is to be introduced in Scottish primary schools for the first time in more than a decade in an attempt to close the gap between rich and poor pupils, Nicola Sturgeon has said as she laid out her long term plans for the future of the country.












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OCR came close to missing A-level and GCSE results

One of the country’s largest exam boards came close to not delivering A-level and GCSE results on time because of administrative failings, according to the results of an investigation published today.












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Research finds that OCR came close to miss A-level and GCSE results

One of the country’s largest exam boards came close to not delivering A-level and GCSE results on time because of administrative failings, according to the results of an investigation published today.












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School to close after its first year

A catering school in Birmingham is to close just 12 months after opening, because of a lack of students.
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Heads ‘campaign to close school’

A free school head teacher is accusing other local head teachers of campaigning to close her academy.
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Academy chain ‘is first to close’

The Department for Education has confirmed that Prospects Academies Trust, which runs six schools, will be the first academy chain to close.
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Free school becomes first to close

A free school in West Sussex will become the first in the country to be shut down later following concerns over teaching standards.
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Studio school to close in Hull

A “studio school” in Hull which failed to attract enough students, is to close just two years after opening.
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Thousands of schools to close on Wednesday as teachers go on strike over pay and conditions

Thousands of schools will either shut down completely or be sending some pupils home when teachers stage a one-day strike next Wednesday, heads warned today.


    








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Home schooling agreement ‘close’

Teachers’ unions say they hope to get agreement soon on a computer system which allows sick children to take part in school classes from their homes.
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