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Independent schools (England)

Date: 27.05.2018

An overview of the topics Members commonly encounter relating to fee-paying independent schools in England...

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T Levels Reforms to Technical Education

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of proposals to reform the system of technical education in England, including the introduction of T Levels....

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Home education in England

Date: 27.05.2018

This briefing sets out the current position relating to home education in England and provides brief information on recent issues raised concerning home education. It covers England only....

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Further Education Post-16 Area Reviews

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing provides information on the area reviews of post-16 education and training which were conducted between September 2015 and March 2017....

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Summer-born children starting school

Date: 27.05.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of the flexibility for parents of summer-born children in England to request for their children to be admitted to school outside of their normal age group, and potential...

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Schools

Date: 27.04.2018

This Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of an Opposition Day Debate on a motion about schools. This will take place on Wednesday 25 April 2018 in the Commons Chamber....

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Special Educational Needs support in England

Date: 27.04.2018

This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the system of support for children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN). The briefing provides an overview of the new system introduced in 2014, the...

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School inspections in England Ofsted

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing paper gives answers to some common questions on Ofsted inspections of state-funded schools in England. It looks at the practicalities of inspection and the implications of Ofsted gradings. It also provides information on...

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The Pupil Premium

Date: 27.04.2018

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of policy on the Pupil Premium since its introduction in 2011, including funding levels, eligibility criteria, and accountability....

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The school curriculum in England

Date: 27.04.2018

This note provides an overview of the curriculum in state-funded schools in England. It outlines what schools have to teach and at what ages. It also provides historical information on the development and revision of the national...

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School places in England applications, allocations and...

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing paper provides an overview of how places are allocated at state-funded mainstream schools in England. It covers appeals, and other options for parents and carers unhappy with their child's allocated school. Updated for...

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Counter-extremism policy in English schools

Date: 27.04.2018

This briefing sets out duties on schools in England to safeguard children from extremism, and promote British values, and related policy debates....

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E-Petition 200299 relating to GCSE English Literature exams

Date: 27.03.2018

There will be a debate on a motion entitled “That this House has considered e-petition 200299 relating to GCSE English literature exams.” This will be led by Helen Jones MP, chair of the Petitions Committee, and it will take place in...

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Tuition fee statistics

Date: 27.02.2018

This note gives a brief summary of statistics on aggregate tuition fee liability/payment under the current and previous systems;the impact on student numbers, payment by student characteristics and the contribution of tuition fees to...

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Experiences of the early years pupil premium

Date: 01.08.2017

Findings from a study into providers’ experiences of the early years pupil premium (EYPP). The study looked at the use of EYPP funding and its perceived effect on disadvantaged children.

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