School privatisation

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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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Pupil brings legal action against school's isolation policy
Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s use of ‘consequences rooms’ for hours at a time has drawn criticism from parents

Frances Perraudin

11, Dec, 2018 @12:31 PM

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‘An education arms race’: inside the ultra-competitive world of private tutoring
A growing number of parents and guardians are paying for children as young as four to receive additional tuition. What is fuelling this booming industry?

Sally Weale

05, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Future schools: core subjects only, parents pay for the rest | Laura McInerney
It would perfectly suit Tory ideology for parents to pay for sport, music, extra reading … and for state schooling to be pared to the basics

Laura McInerney

21, Mar, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Saddle your steed, Sir Greg Martin, overpaid superhead, and gallop out of our schools
Politicians love the idea of unfettered edu-knights riding to the rescue of failing schools – but the head of Durand academy did not provide a miracle cure after all

Fiona Millar

08, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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The prime minister wants to end the ban on new grammar schools. Quite right too | Robert McCartney
Academy and comprehensive schools are largely failures. Social mobility for bright pupils in deprived areas will be improved by more grammars

Robert McCartney

09, Sep, 2016 @11:53 AM

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Taxpayers fund large wages and lavish perks of academy school chiefs
Heads of taxpayer-funded independent chains are making claims that include fast cars, first-class travel and Marco Pierre White dining while schools struggle

Daniel Boffey

23, Jul, 2016 @11:05 PM

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Debates about the right age to send kids to school preoccupy those who are already advantaged
Complaints about the effect of summer babies being left behind at school may come from the ‘worried well’ of parenting. But all children start school too early. Let them play

Suzanne Moore

09, Sep, 2015 @6:29 PM

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The rise and fall of Corinthian Colleges and the wake of debt it left behind

Beset by financial implosion and an investigations, the sprawling company's collapse is a fable of a volatile, opaque business

Jessica Glenza in New York

28, Jul, 2014 @7:57 PM

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Michael Gove's toxic assault on schools is based on naked discrimination | Seumas Milne

Seumas Milne: By branding religious conservatism 'extremism' in Birmingham, ministers are making it clear that different rules apply to Muslims

Seumas Milne

11, Jun, 2014 @6:51 PM

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A divided education system breeds a divided UK | @guardianletters
Letters: No matter how closely they bond, the continuing existence of two sectors makes the reduction of polarisation impossible

29, Jan, 2014 @9:00 PM

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Gove adviser's thesis: modest title disguises inflammatory ideas
Already a controversial figure, Dominic Cummings' paper will cause anger among many in the educational establishment

Patrick Wintour, political editor

11, Oct, 2013 @9:57 PM

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