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Private schools told to defend charitable tax breaks
MPs to quiz private school heads over charitable status

MPs are to quiz private school heads as independent schools are placed under pressure to justify their charitable status. The Charities Commission today published a report warning charities cannot be “exclusive clubs” as the public benefit is “very limited” if only a few people can join or access their services. This places pressure on independent… Read more »

Govt wants good schools to sponsor academies
Best schools urged to mentor underachievers

The government wants the most successful schools to help those that are failing, claiming such partnerships can produce “huge leaps” in results at the least successful schools. Ministers believe good schools can be encouraged to share their ethos, management techniques and teaching expertise by forming federations with less successful schools. As an incentive, the government… Read more »