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Daily News Summary
16 October 2018

image Treasury officials considering proposal to impose VAT on school fees, report claims
image DfE data shows A-level results by school type
image 'Private schools should respond to the demand for an affordable independent education'
image 'Governing bodies to blame for independent school fee rises'
image 'Rates reforms could force some Scottish independent schools to close'
image ASCL sets up commission to look at government's headline GCSE measures
image Tate and RSC call for more funding for arts classes in schools
image 'Labour should properly develop its National Education Service'

Treasury officials considering proposal to impose VAT on school fees, report claims

 

Conservative 'insiders' have claimed that Treasury officials are considering plans to charge VAT on independent school fees, according to a report in The Sun. By Steve Hawkes.

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The Sun

DfE data shows A-level results by school type

 

Year 13 exam results data from the Department for Education (DfE) has revealed independent schools were the highest performing school type in 2018 based on pupils’ A-level attainment. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

'Private schools should respond to the demand for an affordable independent education'

 

Ross Clark writes in The Telegraph, questioning increases in private school fees amidst a demand for an affordable independent school education.

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The Telegraph

'Governing bodies to blame for independent school fee rises'

 

Martin Stephen, former high master of St Paul's School, has suggested too many independent school governors view their school as a business. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Rates reforms could force some Scottish independent schools to close'

 

Scottish independent schools have warned that rates reforms could drive some schools out of business. By Elizabeth Burden, The Times. The article quotes the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS).

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The Times

ASCL sets up commission to look at government's headline GCSE measures

 

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is concerned about headline measures being used in GCSE performance statistics. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Tate and RSC call for more funding for arts classes in schools

 

The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) want to see more investment in arts classes in England's schools. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

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BBC

'Labour should properly develop its National Education Service'

 

The Labour Party should allow Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, to properly develop its proposed National Education Service. By Laura McInerney, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

 

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