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Ampleforth College banned from accepting new pupils following abuse scandal

Ampleforth College has been banned from accepting new pupils after the Education Secretary ruled that efforts to improve safeguarding in the wake of a child abuse scandal have been “slow and insufficient”.

The leading Benedictine school has been told it must “cease to admit” any more students by the Department of Education (DfE) as part of its policy to “safeguard the education and wellbeing of children”.

It is rare for the Education Secretary to intervene in the running of a private school and the drastic move is only taken following a series of earlier sanctions.

A damning report published by

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Only six in ten pupils are getting full education despite schools reopening, report finds

 Keir Starmer, the Labour leader has called for a so-called "circuit breaker" during the half-term break
Keir Starmer, the Labour leader has called for a so-called “circuit breaker” during the half-term break

Only six in ten pupils are getting a full education despite schools going back, a London School of Economics study has found as researchers warn of “permanent scarring” to the Covid generation.

During late September and early October, just 59 per cent of pupils benefitted from “full schooling”, a new report by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance has found.  

This compared to around four in ten (38 per cent) who had full schooling – defined as spending at least five hours on work

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Pupils to face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow - AFP
Pupils wear face masks as they sit in class at Springburn Academy school in Glasgow – AFP
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter
Coronavirus Article Bar with counter

GCSE and A-level exams will be delayed next summer to give children the chance to catch up on lost lesson time, Gavin Williamson has indicated.

The Education Secretary told The Telegraph he was studying plans for a “short delay” to public exams “with the aim of creating more teaching time”.

Sources suggested exams could be pushed back to June and July, but would not cut into the scheduled summer holidays.

Around four in 10 schools in England will

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Pupils can use coursework and mocks to appeal exam results, Ofqual says in new guidance

Students, teachers and parents hold placards and wear face masks as they protest against downgraded results: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
Students, teachers and parents hold placards and wear face masks as they protest against downgraded results: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Students in England will be able to use coursework as well as their mock exam results to appeal the grades they were awarded after exams were cancelled due coronavirus, Ofqual has said.

In an eleventh-hour intervention ahead of A-level results day, education secretary Gavin Williamson on Wednesday pledged that students could use mock results to progress to jobs and higher education if these were higher than their awarded grades, but that schools would have to prove the mocks were valid

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A-Level and GCSE pupils to be able to use mock results or resit exams in autumn, government to announce

Erin Bleakley (centre) joins protesters in George Square in Glasgow to protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) method of producing exam results this year: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Erin Bleakley (centre) joins protesters in George Square in Glasgow to protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) method of producing exam results this year: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Students will be able to use their mock exam results to progress to university, college and employment if they are higher than their awarded A-level or GCSE grades, the education secretary is to announce.

Pupils will also be able to choose to resit their exams in autumn if they are unhappy with their mock grades and the results they receive on Thursday, Gavin Williamson will say, as he announces £30m in funding

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