Concerns of potential conflicts of interests have been raised about individuals contracted to work as advisers in the government’s academies and free schools programme in England. Analysis by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) reveals that at least four academy …

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Grammar school entrance tests will be made ‘tutor-proof’ amid evidence that coaching for middle-class children begins as young as five. Kent, Britain’s biggest education authority, today unveiled plans to revamp the 11-plus within two years to ease the ‘pressures’ of …

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Ministers have been notified of up to 90,000 foreign students who may be living in Britain illegally. Audits by universities and colleges have thrown up tens of thousands of students who may have broken the rules by failing to attend …

Up to 90,000 students ‘in Britain illegally’: Thousands fail to attend courses and some don’t even register Read more »