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Paying for a private sixth form education: how much difference does it make?

Francis Green and Morag Henderson. Britain’s private schools have again entered the public eye, with increasing concern over social mobility and social justice. There have been pressures for reform from several quarters. The most extreme was a September call for

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How much does private schooling raise your pay, and does it make you give more to the community?

Francis Green.  Private schools find themselves in the news lately, more than they usually are. Boris Johnson became the fifth Old Etonian prime minister since the war, and immediately appointed a cabinet in which nearly two-thirds were privately educated, re-affirming

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How well do we measure teacher workload?

New research on the amount of time teachers spend on teaching and non-teaching activities

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Counting the cost of a fragmented school system

Sara Bubb.  In an effort to turn schools into academies too little attention has been given to constructing a middle tier oversight system that is fair and efficient for all. This is an unescapable conclusion of our new study, Understanding

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Shrinking breaktimes: is pupil well-being diminishing too?

Ed Baines and Peter Blatchford.  School breaktimes and play have been exercising policy-makers of late. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has called on the Government to mandate a minimum amount of time for break and

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