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Daily News Summary
1 August 2019

image The formative years of England's cricket captain, Joe Root
image 'How Oxbridge compromises social mobility'
image Drug use is 'widespread' at private schools, suggests Tatler
image 'The importance of enjoying summer holidays'
image Children in care 'should only be enrolled in good or outstanding schools'
image Private college goes into administration

The formative years of England's cricket captain, Joe Root

 

The Telegraph explores how attending Worksop College on a cricket scholarship led Joe Root, England's test captain, to where he is today. By Tom Cary.

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The Telegraph

'How Oxbridge compromises social mobility'

 

Simon Kuper writes in the Financial Times that the "inherited prestige and wealth" of the UK's most elite universities, Oxford and Cambridge, are the biggest obstacles to social mobility. He argues independent schools aren't the whole problem, "you could keep them, and still make the country much fairer".

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Financial Times

Drug use is 'widespread' at private schools, suggests Tatler

 

The Daily Mail reports on an article written by Tatler magazine, which has suggested that drug-taking is 'normal' among independent school pupils. By Eleanor Harding. The article quotes Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council.

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Daily Mail

'The importance of enjoying summer holidays'

 

Writing in Tes, David James, deputy head of Bryanston School, urges teachers to unwind over the summer holidays without feeling guilty about it.

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Tes

Children in care 'should only be enrolled in good or outstanding schools'

 

Anne Longfield, children's commissioner for England, has highlighted the importance of placing children in care in 'good' or 'outstanding' schools. By Kathryn Snowdon, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Private college goes into administration

 

GSM London, one of the biggest private higher education providers in England, has collapsed and will stop teaching students in September. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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