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Forest of Dean roads closed as police shut down rave

Sunday 2nd August 2020

A "large number" of people are being dispersed from the site in the Forest of Dean...


Gloucester school won't reopen until September 2021

Wednesday 29th July 2020

Wynstones School 'A Steiner Waldorf School', in Whaddon, has said that it is aiming to open next year - this comes after a damning Ofsted report in January closed the schoolRead full story...


Grammar schools set to delay entrance test for pupils

Tuesday 28th July 2020

Commonly known as the 11+, the seven Gloucestershire grammar schools had been due to host it on September 12Read full story...


Child cruelty doubles in county and lockdown could make it worse

Sunday 26th July 2020

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of reports of child abuseRead full story...


New multi-million-pound science block for John Kyrle High School

Sunday 26th July 2020

School leaders say they urgently need more space to accommodate extra pupils admitted from September 2021Read full story...


National news

England's school behaviour tsar: 'Letting children off again and again is like a snooze alarm'

Saturday 8th August 2020

I object to being called Tory Tom, says Tom Bennett, whose approach to school discipline is ‘very low tolerance’Reputations can be made – and lost – on Twitter, and few know that better than Tom Bennett, the government’s behaviour tsar in England...


'A dangerous first step': Simon Armitage among poets to blast GCSE decision

Saturday 8th August 2020

Poet laureate joins Michael Rosen and Imtiaz Dharker to criticise Ofqual announcement that poetry will be optional next yearPoet laureate Simon Armitage and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen are among the top UK poets decrying the government’s decision to make poetry optional for GCSE students next year, describing it as “a dangerous first step”...


School funding plan 'benefits wealthier pupils most'

Friday 7th August 2020

The government's latest funding plan could "disproportionately benefit schools in better-off areas"...


A-level and GCSE results: 'Improved' schools can challenge grades

Friday 7th August 2020

The exam regulator adds greater rights of appeal amid concerns about unfair results in the pandemic...


A-level students: tell us how you're feeling about getting your results

Friday 7th August 2020

We’d like to hear from sixth form students about the upcoming results dayThis week, the Scottish Qualifications Authority came under fire after admitting it downgraded nearly a quarter of all the recommended A-level results, heightening existing fears that school leavers’ grades would be negatively impacted by the pandemic across the UK...


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