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Aug 2021
Changes to self-isolation rules in England and Northern Ireland have now started. It means that far fewer people will have to quarantine if they have been in close contact with someone with Covid.  Read more here.


All 16 and 17-year-olds in England are to be offered their first coronavirus vaccine dose or the chance to book one by 23 August, the government has said.  Read more here.

Jul 2021
Pupils taking GCSEs, A-levels and vocational exams in England next year are likely to get advance notice of topics, to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid disruption.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
The Covid control system in England's schools, where groups of pupils have to self-isolate if one tests positive, could be scrapped in the autumn.  Read more here.


Mobile phone bans and other ways to create "calm classrooms" are to be considered to help improve discipline in England's schools.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
Next year's A-levels and GCSEs in England are likely to face "adjustments" to be fairer to pupils disrupted by the pandemic, the education secretary has told MPs.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
White working class pupils have been failed by decades of neglect in England's education system, a report by MPs says.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
School and college leaders in England want a rebate of at least 75% on this year's exam fees, a survey has found.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
Sexual harassment has become "normalised" among school-age children, a report by the watchdog Ofsted warns.  Read more here.

May 2021
Some £13.5bn is needed to reverse the damage to pupils' education caused by the pandemic, a think tank has said. The Education Policy Institute says the money is needed as pupils have lost up to two months of learning in reading, ...