School funding

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Most deprived schools hit hardest by education cuts in England, IFS says
Spending down 14% in real terms at most disadvantaged secondaries, compared with 9% at least deprived

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘Chronic’ lack of investment in UK primary school libraries revealed
National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House call for urgent action after report shows 40% of primary schools have no dedicated library budget

Alison Flood

02, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Disadvantaged pupils in England lag behind in Covid learning catch-up
Figures show recovery in reading and maths, but poorer secondary school students fared worse

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Oct, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s learning catch-up fund is ‘false economy’, says former schools tsar
Sir Kevan Collins says saving made by chancellor’s ‘meagre’ offer will be dwarfed by cost of lost learning

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

28, Oct, 2021 @2:21 PM

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Sunak commits £1.8bn to catch-up and tutoring classes in England
Budget announcement to help children affected by pandemic disruption is climb-down for chancellor

Richard Adams Education editor

27, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Early 2000s baby boom will soon flood UK universities, warns former Tory minister
Expansion in education must be funded to avert young people getting stuck in low-paid work, says David Willetts

Richard Adams Education editor

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Not enough black headteachers in England, says Nadhim Zahawi
Education secretary says schools must be inclusive and representative and should reflect their communities

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Oct, 2021 @4:02 PM

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English private school fees 90% higher than state school spending per pupil
Gap between private school fees and state school spending has more than doubled in a decade, says IFS

Richard Adams Education editor

08, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits
Exclusive: ministers also looking at giving Ofsted more powers and accelerating academisation

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

01, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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The Guardian view on schools: ministers failing children | Editorial
Editorial: Gavin Williamson is a weak leader. But families and teachers have been let down by the government as a whole

Editorial

06, Sep, 2021 @5:50 PM

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Schools in poorest areas of England to be worst hit by pupil premium change
Government’s shift on date will leave 60,000 fewer children eligible for extra funds

Chaminda Jayanetti

05, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on ‘levelling up’ schools: a slogan without substance | Editorial
Editorial: Labour should have a policy to deal with rich people seceding from the rest of society by buying social privilege

Editorial

02, Sep, 2021 @5:45 PM

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