School admissions

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Readers chip in to pay dance school fees for ballerina with autism
Constance Bailey, 13, offered a place at Hammond school but her mother could not afford the £90,000 needed

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @3:59 PM

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Leeds mother pleads for help with autistic daughter’s ballet school fees
Constance Bailey, from the deprived Seacroft estate, has a place at The Hammond School in Chester but cannot afford the costs

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Number of children on free school meals in England soars to 1.7m
Schools missed out on £100m in funding as more than 100,000 of rise came after new cut-off of October

Richard Adams Education editor

17, Jun, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Primary schools in England record steep fall in demand
Covid disruption and Brexit could be behind fall in applications for reception class places, say councils

Richard Adams Education editor

16, Apr, 2021 @4:36 PM

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John Bercow: I've changed my mind - grammar schools must go
The former Speaker and MP for selective Buckingham was an ardent defender - until his own children went to school and he drilled down into the stats

John Bercow

28, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Grammar school discriminated against visually impaired child, tribunal finds
Boy was refused opportunity to take 11-plus entrance exam by Reading School

Richard Adams Education editor

08, Sep, 2020 @11:01 PM

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'Off-rolling' hides true extent of disadvantage gap in schools – study
Low-achieving pupils not being recorded as they are removed from rolls to raise GCSE results

Richard Adams Education editor

05, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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School admission policies in England 'favour certain sections of society'
Leaving blank spaces on application forms leads to risk of being assigned least popular school in area, experts say

Mattha Busby

26, Oct, 2019 @12:14 PM

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School bus cost-cutting splits villages and families – and removes choice
In some parts of rural Suffolk children on one side of the road pay £750 for school travel – while neighbours go free

Fiona Millar

24, Sep, 2019 @6:15 AM

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Parents, can you spot a ‘toxic’ school? A headteacher writes …
When choosing your child’s new school, consider whether it might be a nightmare workplace for the staff

Anonymous

17, Sep, 2019 @5:45 AM

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England school places shortage 'made worse by academies'
Government urged to restore powers to councils to open new schools to cope with demand

Richard Adams Education editor

25, Aug, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Something is going very wrong for vulnerable kids – but is the school to blame? | Gaby Hinsliff
Schools should be held to account for exclusions, but the government has cut vital services, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

07, May, 2019 @12:00 PM

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