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Families in England hit by 70% cut in school uniform grant

Cash-strapped councils stop financial support for clothing, pushing more parents into debtSupport offered to families to help with the cost of school uniforms has plummeted, with the vast majority unable to access any help at all, according to new anal…

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Former Chetham’s headteachers accused of ignoring abuse

Victims’ lawyer tells inquiry three music school bosses failed to disclose key evidenceA lawyer for some of the victims in an inquiry into child sexual abuse has attacked the evidence given by three former headteachers at a prestigious music school.Pet…

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Education needs an overhaul, but closing private schools is not the answer | Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins

If Labour really wants to tackle inequality, it should abolish league tables – and make state school admissions a lotteryThe Labour party’s radical proposals to shake up England’s schooling system has thrust educational debate into the spotlight, shatt…