News Edward Bunyan and Indira Gainiyeva left Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe, Lancashire, in the early hours of Monday morning

Stonyhurst headmaster rules their return as 'untenable' after their departure to the Caribbean sparked an international search

Education: What Do Schools Do To Pupils On Drugs?

SCHOOLS' POLICIES for dealing with drugs vary widely. Some expel anyone found with cannabis; others go to immense lengths to deal with incidents through counselling. Independent schools tend to be tougher than state schools.

Arts: Suave, camp and risque

Musical: NYMPH ERRANT; MINERVA THEATRE, CHICHESTER

Yes, gays `deserve' to be parents

Gay and lesbian people who become adoptive parents could never, ever, take children for granted

Letter: Check this

Sir: Bill Bryson is baffled by some of the words thrown up by his computer spell-checker (Bryson's America, 12 July). "Internat" exists in French and German, and means "boarding school". What it's doing on his spell-checker, I cannot imagine. "Falx", as I'm sure you know, is "the sickle-shaped fold of the dura mater on the midline of the brain between the cerebral hemispheres". Alas, I can find no trace of "phose". Any offers?

Rugby Union: England sent back to finishing school

Australia 22 England 15

Summerhill to fight threat criticism

THE HEAD teacher of the country's most famous progressive school vowed to fight any government moves to close it.

Football: Chelsea need a spell in finishing school

Chelsea 3 Everton 1

So you still want to send the kids to boarding school?

`Fainting' is not the only release from boredom in boarding schools. Nor is it new.

Scams for schools

The parents who cheat for their children's education.

Drugs shock for public schools

NEARLY A third of pupils in public schools have experimented with drugs by the age of 14, according to research to be published this week.

Gay rights: New move on age of consent Bill

PLANS TO lower the age of consent for homosexuals to 16 will be re-introduced in the Commons six months after peers overwhelmingly voted against them.

Education Letter: Boarding Hell

I WAS interested to read Jonathan Chapple's paen of praise to boarding schools today (Your Views, 5 November). May I presume he is also in favour of better provision for adults to cope with the after-effects of boarding school life?

Education: Sleeping giants must wake up - fast

Boarding schools used to build character. Now they sell convenience to busy, well off parents. Have they any special value left to offer?

Krishna monks abused pupils

THE HARE KRISHNA movement has acknowledged in its official journal that sexual, physical and emotional abuse was once prevalent at its boarding schools for children, The New York Times said yesterday.

Football: Youds sends Forest to finishing school

Nottingham Forest 0 Charlton Athletic 1 Youds 5 Attendance: 22,661
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