School admissions

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We rely too much on Ofsted. It is a blunt tool that fails children, parents and schools | Sonia Sodha
Its judgments are often inaccurate and outdated and they put undue stress on heads and teachers. We need a more intelligent approach to inspections

Sonia Sodha

30, Apr, 2023 @8:31 AM

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Thousands of pupils in England lose out on first-choice secondary school place
Of 33 councils polled, 18 reported a decline in the proportion of families getting their first preference

Sally Weale Education correspondent

01, Mar, 2023 @6:26 PM

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England’s poorer pupils face ‘geographic exclusion’ from top state schools – study
Offering places by proximity results in selection of pupils from more affluent households, say researchers

Richard Adams, Education editor

01, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Poorer pupils still missing out on grammar school places in England
Research reveals children struggling across many parts of country despite changes aimed at helping them get in

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Feb, 2023 @5:19 PM

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Primary schools in London ‘may need to merge or close’ as intakes dwindle
Report by London Councils says falling birthrate, Brexit and Covid-era flight from cities causing sharp fall in pupil numbers

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Education of children in care in England held back by ‘system failings’
Report by MPs calls for academies that illegally turn away looked-after children to be punished by Ofsted

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Jul, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Ukraine refugees may struggle to find places in English schools, councils say
‘Our heart goes out to them, but we need help,’ says Nottingham’s education chief

Fran Abrams

05, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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No year 7 surge as school first choices rise in parts of England
Applications down or flat in London, Manchester and Leeds, contrary to baby-boom forecasts

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Mar, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Letting families in England choose schools hasn’t made things better – just more stressful | Aveek Bhattacharya
On national offer day, maybe it’s time to look to Scotland for a different way of doing things, says Aveek Bhattacharya, chief economist at the Social Market Foundation

Aveek Bhattacharya

01, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Up to 10,000 pupils in England missed whole autumn term last year, analysis finds
Figures from education research group estimate 128,000 children withdrawn from state education in year to January 2021 lockdown

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jan, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Parents in England feel ‘disempowered’ by school choice, study finds
In Scotland children are assigned to local schools and families are more likely to be satisfied by the outcome

Richard Adams Education editor

14, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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