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Free school meals for infants ‘set to be scrapped’ under Osborne’s spending review

Free meals for infant school pupils are likely scrapped in George Osborne’s November spending review, it has been reported.












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Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency’s research.












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Facebook advert to teach in remote Highland school draws interest from India to Canada

When residents of the remote Highland village of Scoraig advertised for a teacher on Facebook, it was more out of desperation than hope.












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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure from within Labour to spell out grammar school plan

Jeremy Corbyn and his new shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell are coming under pressure from within the Labour party to spell out plans to scrap the 11-plus and end grammar school status for the country’s 164 remaining state selective schools.












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State school students ‘get better degrees’ than private school pupils with same A-levels

Students who attended state schools are more likely to get top degree passes than former independent school pupils with the same A-level grades, new research shows.












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Ministry of Defence spends £84m on private school fees for children of service personnel

More than £84 million is being spent on sending thousands of children of service personnel to Eton, Wellington, Gordonstoun, and other boarding schools, according to new figures from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).












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Children should not be allowed smartphones until they are 16, says school behaviour expert

Fears over the disruption to classrooms from pupils using smartphones have prompted the Government to commission a review into the way technology affects behaviour in schools.












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Growing crisis over shortage of school places could lead to ‘titan’ secondary schools to cope with thousands of extra pupils

The growing crisis over the shortage of school places could see “titan” secondary schools swell to cope with thousands of extra pupils, despite concerns over the impact on children’s education.












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Older children to start school later to find out if it suits their biological clocks

Schools across Britain are being asked to take part in a research project to stagger their start times to suit the different biological clocks of children, with ten year olds starting at 9am and 15 year olds starting at 10am.












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Give parents automatic right to send summer-born children to school a year later to prevent ‘post code lottery’, says Tory MP

Parents should be given the automatic right to send summer-born children to school a year later to prevent a “post-code lottery” from harming their development, a Conservative MP will tell the Government.












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