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Schools told to check they can provide meals after a no-deal Brexit

DfE letter aims to gauge preparedness but offers ‘little practical advice’The Department for Education has told schools to ensure their own sources of food in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, as part of an urgent appeal to gauge prepa…

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How a parent’s bid to save their school exposes the rotten core of our democracy | Aditya Chakrabortty

This battle shines a light on the Whitehall takeover of our education system – a rehearsal for the trashing of parliamentary normsSome defenders of democracy tog themselves up in suits, joust over case law and star on the teatime news. Others raise two…

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Education secretary backs review of university admissions

Gavin Williamson says system needs looking at amid growth in use of unconditional offersThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has backed a review into university admissions, including a fresh look at whether school leavers should only apply for pl…

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Gavin Williamson: universities must end grade inflation

Education secretary also expects ‘deal’ on admissions in return for extending visas for international studentsThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has told vice-chancellors the government expects a “deal” on academic standards and admissions in r…