Get the facts: Education

16 August 2018

A-Level results: beware of the headlines

A-level performance is very stable over time, despite dramatic headlines which might suggest otherwise

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A-Level results: beware of the headlines
2 August 2018

Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?

English grammar schools received around £700 less state funding per pupil than other state schools in 2016/17.

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Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?
8 June 2018

825,000 more English school places since 2010

There are around 825,000 more places in primary and secondary schools in England since 2010.

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825,000 more English school places since 2010
5 June 2018

Ofsted hasn’t inspected 300 schools for a decade or more

These schools were last rated as outstanding, so Ofsted doesn’t have to inspect them every five years.

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Ofsted hasn’t inspected 300 schools for a decade or more
29 May 2018

Black and ethnic minority students at the University of Oxford

White applicants to the University of Oxford from the UK are twice as likely to be accepted as black applicants.

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Black and ethnic minority students at the University of Oxford
25 May 2018

Higher education: a white, middle-class affair?

74% of UK students who began their first UK university degree in 2016/17 were white, but white students are the least likely ethnic group to enter higher education.

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Higher education: a white, middle-class affair?
25 May 2018

Where do UK applicants to Oxford University come from?

Oxford University students are most likely to be from Greater London.

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Where do UK applicants to Oxford University come from?
14 May 2018

Sure Start, school building and tuition fees: the Conservative and Coalition record

A Labour MP identified a number of policies enacted by the Coalition and Conservative governments on BBC Question Time. We take a look at each of these policies, and their …

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Sure Start, school building and tuition fees: the Conservative and Coalition record
4 May 2018

Student ‘debts’ aren’t really debts

Politicians were accused of misrepresenting students’ finance options - so how does it work?

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Student ‘debts’ aren’t really debts
27 April 2018

You usually need to earn £18,600 a year to bring a non-EU partner to the UK

Since 2012, £18,600 is the minimum income required to bring a non-EU partner to the UK.

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You usually need to earn £18,600 a year to bring a non-EU partner to the UK
29 March 2018

Are more children being taken from their families?

There are more children being “looked after” by a local authority than at any point since 1984.

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Are more children being taken from their families?
29 March 2018

Free school meals and Universal Credit

The criteria for receiving free school meals is changing

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Free school meals and Universal Credit

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