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Parents should not be “held over a barrel” by private schools says Education Secretary

Parents should not be “held over a barrel” by private schools demanding payment fees in return for predicted grades, the Education Secretary has warned.

Gavin Williamson said that teenagers’ futures should not be “threatened” by independent schools demanding payment of the summer term’s fees in return for submitting GCSE or A-level grades to exam boards.

His remarks come after The Daily Telegraph revealed that pupils were being “held to ransom” by schools refusing to process predicted A-level grades unless the final instalment of fees had been paid in full.

Students were told in March that all GCSEs and A-level exams

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