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October 6, 2018 7:17 AM Middle-class woman mortified about how much brie she ate last night

AN embarrassed mother-of-two is anxiously replaying the brie-fuelled conversations about house prices and grammar schools she had at a dinner party last night. Francesca Johnson, aged 39, admitted that after the tamarind-marinated bavette steak that the rest of the evening was a blur. She continued: “I could feel myself losing control early on with the stilton 14

August 15, 2018 11:03 AM Calling all ex-pupils and staff of Commonweal School

A MAJOR reunion is being planned for ex-pupils and staff of one of Swindon’s best known schools. Town centre venue MECA will host the gathering of Commonweal old boys, old girls and teachers on Saturday, September 22, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £5, and any surplus funds will be divided between four good causes – Prospect Hospice, Commonweal 22

July 25, 2018 5:02 PM Record 11-plus registrations from outside Kent stretch test centres

County education chiefs say a record number of children from outside Kent have registered to take the 11-plus this year - and that parents may have to travel long distances to sit the exam. A letter sent out to parents by KCC warns that the number of applications from out-of-county children has meant they are struggling to find test centres close to the county’s 29

May 11, 2018 2:15 PM Grammar schools: Is selection good for social mobility?

As the government reiterates its pledge to provide £50m to expand existing grammar schools in England, Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has criticised the plans as "absurd". She said that the evidence was "clear they do nothing to improve social mobility". The Department for Education said grammar schools will only get a share of this money 57

May 11, 2018 8:49 AM Grammars to be handed £50million cash boost to build extra classrooms... but schools must prove they're doing enough to help poorer families

Thousands more places at selective schools are to be created in a new revolution for grammars. Making good on the Tories’ pledge to increase choice for parents, Education Secretary Damian Hinds today approves a £50million fund for selective schools to build extra classrooms. However, grammars bidding for the money must be able to prove that they are taking 16

March 31, 2018 10:44 AM Revealed: Elite private school principals are earning more than the PRIME MINISTER as they pocket $555,000 while the average pay is about a fifth of that

Principals at some of the country's most elite schools are being paid more than the Prime Minister. Despite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earning $527,000 last year, the principal of Brisbane Grammar School topped it. The school's headmaster, Anthony Micallef, earned $555,000 last year, the Courier Mail reported. Mr Micallef also topped the Queensland 13

March 23, 2018 1:23 AM Paying school fees is a ‘waste of money because bright pupils thrive anywhere’, study claims

Paying school fees is a waste of money because bright children will thrive anywhere, a study suggests. Grammar schools and private schools were found to create only a tiny increase in exam grades at GCSE level compared to state schools, the research found. The research looked at performance at maths, science and English GCSEs by boys and girls in England 36

March 22, 2018 12:26 AM Middle class families who hire private tutors to help get their children into grammar school ‘should pay extra tax’

Middle class families who use private tutors to help get their child into a grammar school should pay extra tax, a report suggests. The measure would help break the stranglehold wealthy parents have over selective schools, experts said. Academics at the UCL Institute of Education said children from better-off homes were much more likely to get into a grammar 17

March 8, 2018 7:53 AM More traffic chaos as snow returns to York and North Yorkshire

SNOW has returned to York and North Yorkshire this morning, which is causing traffic delays and has forced some schools to close. An amber warning for snow has been issued for much of the county, including York, from 12.05am to 11am today. A number of schools across North Yorkshire have closed for the day, including Tadcaster Grammar. There is traffic 21

March 2, 2018 1:48 PM REWIND: When the gates finally closed

It fell victim to the same round of cuts which also spelled doom for another much-loved Swindon school, Oakfield. Although parents protested, Swindon Borough Council insisted that falling rolls made Gilberts Hill’s continued existence as a school impracticable. Today the structure still stands, but has long since been converted into flats. To mark the closure 14