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ISC Daily News Summary 17 January 2018

Private school fees treble but middle classes get help to pay

Independent Sector

A recent report, published by academics at UCL Institute of Education, has revealed that parents are continuing to choose private schooling, despite fee rises. Article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council. Also reported by Daily Mail.

Creativity can be taught to anyone. So why are we leaving it to private schools?

General Education

The UK’s creative industries are world leading. Excluding state-educated people from the arts will throw that excellence away. By Rufus Norris, director of the National Theatre. The Guardian.

NAO report on STEM skills: seven important findings for schools

General Education

The National Audit Office has published a wide-ranging report on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. Schools Week details some of the most important things for schools. By Freddie Whittaker. Also reported by Tes.

ISC Blog: Let us go on

ISC Blog

Alice Phillips, headmistress at St Catherine's, Bramley, discusses her school's mantra and why it has inspired and motivated pupils since its delivery over 100 years ago.

Is social mobility really about school cash?

Social Mobility

If you took a list of the top 20 places in England where schools have the most funding, 18 of them would be in London. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

All the facts you need to answer tricky questions about higher education

Higher Education

Education journalist Fran Abrams tackles 10 of the most challenging questions about universities by looking at the latest research. The Guardian.

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