Education

Heads warn of £5.7bn school funding gap

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Heads say that inadequate funding for schools is adding to the pressure on teachers Head teachers say England’s schools face a £5.7bn funding shortfall. Without an injection of extra cash, head teachers’ leaders say many schools will have to make “deeper cuts” or “face insolvency”. The funding warnings were made […]

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‘Pupil poverty’ pressure on school cash

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Heads say schools are having to act like an “emergency service” for impoverished families Schools in England are having to “pick up the pieces” for families in poverty, including giving food and clothes to children, head teachers warn. But, they say, that is unsustainable when schools are facing “funding cuts”. […]

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Women’s college at Cambridge University to accept men

Image copyright Geograph/Keith EdkinsImage caption The college said “going mixed” would open up places to students from under-represented backgrounds A college at the University of Cambridge is to start accepting both men and women aged 18 and over. Lucy Cavendish is one of three women’s colleges at the university and only admits those over the […]