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Jan 2021
Marcus Rashford and a group of celebrity chefs and campaigners have called on Boris Johnson to review the government's free school meals policy.  Read more here.

Jan 2021
A-level, AS and GCSE students in England could be asked to sit mini external exams to help teachers with their assessments after formal exams were cancelled last week.  Read more here.


An extra 300,000 laptops and tablets have been bought to help disadvantaged children in England learn at home, says Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.  Read more here.


Free school meals: Mother's 'sadness' at 'mean' food parcel A mother who posted a photo on social media of a food parcel she received has told of the "sense of sadness" she felt on seeing what it contained.  Read more here.

Jan 2021
Teachers' estimated grades will be used to replace cancelled GCSEs and A-levels in England this summer, says Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.  Read more here.

Jan 2021
Thousands of pupils have not started primary school as expected - with local closures in several parts of England. Head teachers warned of a "confusing picture" with some schools staying shut after teachers' union safety warnings ...

Dec 2020
Like those lorries stuck in Kent, the new variant of coronavirus is putting plans for reopening schools next term in a holding position. There's a cloud of uncertainty hanging over whether schools in England will really begin to ...

Dec 2020
Mass Covid testing of secondary-school pupils in England is to be greatly increased in January, in an attempt to reduce the numbers being sent home. Any students who have been in contact with a positive case will be offered seven ...


School attendance plummeted after half-term in England, with rates as low as 77% in one region, official data reveals. The Department for Education statistics show how the spread of the coronavirus pandemic around the country has ...

Dec 2020
Schools in England will be allowed to close a day early for Christmas to give teachers "a proper break" from identifying potential Covid-19 cases. Read more here.