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Daily News Summary
10 February 2020

image Tes Independent School Awards 2020
image East London state school to send five pupils to top independent schools
image Young mentor secures 60 Oxbridge offers for disadvantaged students
image 'Oxbridge admissions should not discriminate based on school type'
image BSA launches new agent certification scheme
image DfE to consult experts on national plan for music education
image First primary state boarding school to open in September
image Tes profile: Samina Khan, director of undergraduate admissions at Oxford

Tes Independent School Awards 2020

 

Tes details the winners of this year's Independent School Awards. Highgate School won both 'Independent School of the Year' and 'Senior School of the Year'. By Dave Speck.

 
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Tes

East London state school to send five pupils to top independent schools

 

The Cumberland School in Plaistow, a state school in one of the country's most deprived areas, is sending five of its students to top independent schools through its scholarship programme. By James Wood, Daily Mail. The article mentions Eton College, King's College School, Wimbledon, University College School, Hampstead, and Bancroft's School.

 
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Daily Mail

Young mentor secures 60 Oxbridge offers for disadvantaged students

 

Joe Seddon, an Oxford University student, has helped to secure 60 Oxbridge offers for disadvantaged students through his mentoring scheme. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

 
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The Times

'Oxbridge admissions should not discriminate based on school type'

 

Bernard Trafford, a former independent school head, writes in Tes arguing Oxbridge universities should seek out "bright disadvantaged pupils" regardless of their school background.

 
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Tes

BSA launches new agent certification scheme

 

A new agent certification scheme launched by the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) is designed to ensure education consultants and agents have the "highest standards" in recruitment, safeguarding and student placement. By Will Nott, PIE News. The article quotes Aileen Kane, chief operating officer at the BSA, and Robin Fletcher, chief executive officer at the BSA.

 
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Pie News

DfE to consult experts on national plan for music education

 

The Department for Education (DfE) is inviting music industry and education experts to offer suggestions about 'levelling up' music opportunities for pupils of all backgrounds. Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

First primary state boarding school to open in September

 

Wymondham College Prep School, a free school set to open in Norfolk in September, will offer boarding to 450 boys and girls aged four to 11. Tes.

 
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Tes

Tes profile: Samina Khan, director of undergraduate admissions at Oxford

 

Tes profile Samina Khan, a former science teacher and director of undergraduate admissions and outreach at Oxford University. By Catherine Lough.

 
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Tes

 

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