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The scrapping of the NHS bursary in 2016 meant students were faced with £9,000 a year in tuition fees

Labour analysis of HESA statistics shows that the first cohort of students who started their degrees in 2017 will graduate next year with £1 billion in tuition fee debt for a 3-year course.

Labour’s plans for a National Education Service: Angela Rayner's Speech

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, Outlining Labour’s plans for a National Education Service in a speech in Blackpool today (12 Nov), said:

Labour’s plans for a National Education Service: Jeremy Corbyn's speech

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, outlining Labour’s plans for a National Education Service at a speech in Blackpool today, said:

Labour Party proposes to expand free childcare and open 1,000 new Sure Start centres

Labour Party policy on Early Years Education  National Education Union comment on Early Years education plans by Labour Commenting on the Labour Party's commitment to invest in early years education, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: 

1 in 8 schools have no library

A study released today (Thursday), commissioned by the Great School Libraries campaign, has shown that around one in eight schools do not have a library, with poorer children less likely to have access to one than their richer peers

Research shows 80% of English councils have scrapped School Uniform Grant

Research published yesterday (13 Oct) by Labour MP Lisa Forbes has revealed that the School Uniform Grant, a national benefit created in 1980 to help parents with clothing costs, is now unavailable in over 80% of English local authority areas.

NAHT report on effective school-to-school peer review

Today (Friday 20th September) the National Association of Head Teachers published its ‘Principles of Effective School-to-School Peer Review’ report which argues that peer review between schools school be the norm, not an exception, and should be at the core of school improvement.

Free schools programme failed to create school places we need

Angela Rayner MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the government launching Wave 14 of the free schools programme, said:

We have now had four higher education ministers in two years #OverandOut

It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest - it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister. #overandout

Tories show no sign of undoing the damage caused by their cuts to schools

Commenting on reports in The Guardian about a leaked Department for Education briefing paper detailing policy proposals for schools in England,

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