The Sutton Trust charity is using the findings of the report to press its case for an 'open access' scheme to leading private schools

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Children from private schools will have earned almost £200,000 more than state school pupils by the time they reach middle age, new research reveals today.

Fred Jarvis has suggested that teachers should contribute money towards a fund aimed at campaigning through press advertising

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Christian assemblies in non-religious state schools should be scrapped, partly because staff are “unable or unwilling” to lead pupils in prayer, according to the National Governors’ Association (NGA).

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Kamini Gadhok said the cuts will have a big impact on a whole generation

Cuts make children wait up to a year for vital speech and language therapy

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Schoolchildren from white working-class homes are falling behind their foreign-speaking classmates, research has found.

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Schoolchildren from white working-class homes should be entitled to the same kind of remedial language support as pupils who have English as a second language, because without extra help they are falling behind their foreign-speaking classmates, research has found.

Schools have been warned that they could see differences in their GCSE and A-level results this year following major reforms to the exams

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Schools have been warned that their GCSE and A-levels could be worse than expected this summer because of reforms to the exam system.

A million more science, technology and engineering professionals will be needed by 2020

Scrap A-levels and teach science up to 18, Royal Society says

A-levels should be scrapped and replaced with a new baccalaureate-style qualification with compulsory maths and science up to the age of 18, a report by science and education experts warns today.

Nationally, 58.1 per cent of black pupils achieved the benchmark of five A* to C grade passes at GCSE – up 8.8 per cent since 2010

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Ministers point to successful reforms for improvements

Teachers in England work longer hours than the rest of the world - but not in the classroom

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The diverse ethnic mix in inner-London schools could be a key reason behind the dramatic improvement in the capital’s exam results

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The diverse ethnic mix in inner-London schools could be a key reason behind the dramatic improvement in the capital’s exam results, according to a study out today.

Tristram Hunt, the shadow Education Secretary, will claim that 'privatisation' and applying 'the profit motive' to schools 'could easily happen' if the Tories win another term

Tories plan to run state schools for a profit, says Labour

The Conservatives would allow state-funded schools to be run for profit if they retain power at next year’s election, Labour will warn today.

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