Private schools

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To understand the Zahawi story and Tory sleaze, look no further than Britain’s posh cliques | John Harris
Government failure stems from a network of private schools and elite universities, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

29, Jan, 2023 @1:33 PM

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Well done, Keir Starmer, for taking on private schools’ tax breaks – but you can go further | Frances Ryan
Though ending charitable status is safe ground for Labour, only structural change will bridge education inequality, says the Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

12, Jan, 2023 @1:15 PM

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London private school investigated over blanket A or A* grades in 2021 A-levels
North London Collegiate school has faced multiple malpractice allegations over way grades awarded

Richard Adams Education editor

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Private schools offer unjustifiable benefit | Letters
There is no place for state acquiescence in paid-for education

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tuesday briefing: What a row over Starmer’s school choice tells us about the state of education
In today’s newsletter: The Mail’s cartoonish attack on Keir Starmer for sending his children to a coveted local primary has heated up debate about just who gets a place at ‘outstanding’ schools

Archie Bland

06, Dec, 2022 @6:57 AM

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The Observer view on radical change being needed to overcome elitism in education | Observer editorial
In acting as a conveyor belt to the most sought-after jobs, many schools shut out more able young people

Observer editorial

04, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Relieving Britain’s private schools of their state handout shame is surely an act of charity | Catherine Bennett
The independent sector’s tax status has no moral ground. Keir Starmer knows it and at heart so do they

Catherine Bennett

03, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Prisoners to be held in police cells as jails close to full, justice minister says – as it happened
Damian Hinds says acute increase in prison population means he has requested temporary use of up to 400 police cells

Andrew Sparrow

30, Nov, 2022 @5:36 PM

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Keir Starmer attacks Sunak over tax benefits for private schools
Labour leader asks PM why he handed his old school Winchester £6m in taxpayers’ money

Peter Walker and Pippa Crerar

30, Nov, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Labour hits back at Tory attacks on plan to put VAT on private school fees
Figures show drop in partnerships with state schools – which Labour says Tories promised would trigger a review of fees

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

29, Nov, 2022 @7:24 PM

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Hunt under fire for using lobby group data to shield private schools from £1.7bn VAT
Experts attack claim that 90,000 pupils would be forced into state schools by tax change that Labour says could fund thousands of extra teachers

Anna Fazackerley

19, Nov, 2022 @2:45 PM

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Eton College apologises after allegations pupils jeered visiting state schoolgirls
Private school sanctions a number of boys after investigation into misogynistic language and racial slurs

Nadeem Badshah

18, Nov, 2022 @8:29 PM

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