State schools choose ‘posh’ uniforms to exclude poor pupils, says MP

Some schools are deliberately pricing school uniforms beyond the means of poorer families so “only posh kids go there”, MPs have been told. Emma Hardy, the Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, has...

Why court case could force SEND funding rethink

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are taking the government to the High Court. A lawyer acting for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)...

‘Absolute paralysis of Brexit’ impacts children in need

The government has failed to address the question of dire education outcomes for children in need due to the “absolute paralysis” of Brexit, the children’s commissioner for England has warned...

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Why court case could force SEND funding rethink

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are taking the government to the High Court. A lawyer acting for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) says a High Court case beginning...

Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Nearly one in five nurseries in deprived areas of England are facing closure within the next 12 months due to the early years funding shortfall. Independent research agency Ceeda found that 17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived...

Rise in child race hate crimes

Race hate crimes against children reached a three-year high last year with an average of 29 offences a day being recorded against victims, some of whom were babies and toddlers, a study has found. The investigation by the NSPCC found figures for...