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Revealed: how grammar schools are expanding – by taking pupils who fail the 11-plus

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It’s a glorious late autumn day at Herne Bay high school in Kent, and boys and girls in red tops are playing sport on neat artificial pitches, but the principal, Jon Boyes, is looking into the distance, pointing out a...

UK pupils explore untold war stories of black and Asian soldiers

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Henry Braimah was a colonel in the British army who fought in Burma during the second world war. His story largely went unacknowledged until his great-granddaughter Saeeda Amidu, a pupil in east London, uncovered it f...

Do not encourage pupils to join climate protests, says draft DfE strategy

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Schools in England should not encourage pupils to take part in climate protests or join campaigns, according to a draft strategy paper on sustainability and climate change published by the Department for Education. Th...

Nadhim Zahawi: pupils may have to wear masks again if Covid cases rise

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Children could be forced to wear masks in schools across England again as part of the government’s back-up plan if the country’s Covid situation deteriorates significantly, the education secretary has admitted. Nadhim...

Senior doctors urge secondary school pupils to get vaccinated

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Senior doctors have urged secondary school children to consider getting vaccinated against Covid after the death of a healthy 15-year-old girl highlighted that young people with no underlying conditions are potentiall...

GCSE and A-level pupils to be awarded fewer top grades in 2022, says Ofqual

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Pupils sitting GCSEs and A-levels next summer will receive fewer top grades than this year’s cohort, but will be given advance notice of some exam topics to help address learning lost as a result of the pandemic, Ofqu...

12% of English pupils report continuing Covid symptoms weeks after infection

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More than one in 10 pupils and over a third of school staff with Covid continued to suffer symptoms four weeks after infection, according to new data which may shed some light on the scale of long Covid in schools in ...

School pays tribute to Derbyshire pupils killed during sleepover

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Three children killed during a sleepover were “popular” and “positive” pupils who had bright futures ahead of them, their school has said, as police continued to question a man on suspicion of murder. Terri Harris, 35...

UK teachers targeted by Covid anti-vaxxers as schools prepare to vaccinate pupils

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Secondary schools in the UK have been plunged into the centre of the row over Covid vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds, with anti-vaxxers at school gates and a headteacher threatened with legal action by one of his own ...

Devon pupils evacuated after school is struck by lightning

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Pupils at a primary school have been evacuated after the building was struck by lighting in thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and disruption in Devon. Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service was called to Mo...

Schools in England forced to cut support for special needs pupils

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Cash-strapped schools in England have been forced to cut support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) after nearly a third of headteachers said they were forced to slash their budgets last...

Extreme views and conspiracism rising among England’s pupils, research finds

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Teachers are reporting a rise in extremist views and conspiracy theories among pupils, which they warn will be left to fester unless schools equip them with training and resources to tackle dangerous thinking and ideo...

Give pupils Covid jab to prevent virus running through UK, expert says

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Schoolchildren should be given the Covid vaccine to avoid allowing the virus to “run through the population”, a leading scientific expert has said, after official vaccine advisers concluded the net health benefit in v...

GCSE results: pupils achieve record numbers of top grades in England

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Record numbers of top GCSE grades were awarded to pupils in England but the rise remained well below the acceleration seen in the highest A-level grades given earlier this week. Thirty per cent of entries gained grade...

Poor mental health leaves pupils three times less likely to pass five GCSEs

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Children experiencing poor mental health are three times less likely than their peers to pass five GCSEs including maths and English, according to a study. Researchers warned that pupils are facing a “double hit” to ...

Nigeria: families gather at school after gunmen abduct 140 pupils – video

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Distraught parents have gathered outside a boarding school in north-western Nigeria after gunmen kidnapped 140 children, the latest in a wave of mass abductions targeting schoolchildren and students in the country. Ab...

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