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School breakfast programme and student loan repayments

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Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the Department’s announcement about expanding the National School Breakfast programme. The blog also looks at news coverage of changes to the student loan repayment system. Breakfast programme expansion On Saturday, 4 January, …

Outstanding Schools

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We have recently announced an extra £18 million to extend the Opportunity Area programme, which is supporting five areas in the Yorkshire and Humber and North West, while Opportunity North East (ONE) is addressing the reasons why too few young people in the North East are reaching their potential through secondary education and beyond. In ONE, the department will invest up to £24m to deliver a focussed programme to address the specific challenges in the North East.

Tackling disadvantage

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Tackling disadvantage will always be a priority for this government. The gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed since 2011, and 85% of children are now in good or outstanding schools compared to just 66% in 2010.