Fire chiefs call for sprinklers in all UK schools

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All new and refurbished schools in the UK should be fitted with sprinklers, fire chiefs say. Currently, sprinklers are mandatory in new school buildings in Scotland and Wales, but not... Read More

Schools allowed to keep spare allergy pens under new law

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All schools in the UK will be allowed to buy spare adrenaline auto-injectors for use on children with serious allergies in emergencies, following a change in the law. At present,... Read More

Schools issue Snapchat Map warning

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Schools are warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their “friends” list... Read More

Grammar schools must serve 'ordinary families'

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Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England’s schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help “ordinary working families”. The school system needs to find ways to support... Read More

Cash for new grammar schools in £320m Budget plan

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Extra money for new free schools and grammar schools in England will be announced by the Chancellor in his Budget on Wednesday. Philip Hammond will confirm a one-off payment of... Read More

Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

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Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks. It is hoped 5,700... Read More

Private schools plan 10,000 free places for low-income pupils

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Private schools will offer to provide up to 10,000 free places to low-income families every year in England. The Independent Schools Council (ISC) says if the government pays £5,550 per... Read More

Schools urged to ban tackling in rugby

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More than 70 doctors and academics are calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools. In an open letter to ministers, they say... Read More

Illegal schools face prosecution

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Illegal unregistered schools face prosecution By Branwen Jeffreys Education editor 11 December 2015 From the section Education & Family Image caption The unregistered Bordesley Independent School in Birmingham was closed... Read More