UK Front Page Archive (July 20′ – Present)



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Schools could see widespread grade inflation this year as teachers will be allowed to reward results following last year’s exams fiasco, according to The Times. 

The i leads on the return of the rule of six in March, which is set to be announced by Boris Johnson on Monday when he reveals England’s roadmap out of lockdown. Get all the key...

The Daily Express says England’s lockdown will be eased cautiously, with reuniting families and the reopening of schools at the top of the priority list. Sky’s political correspondent Sam Coates says plenty will be disappointed by...

The Sunday Times writes that Boris Johnson is going to make a national address next week, where he will announce that all children will return to the classroom on 8 March. The newspaper reports that...

Outdoor sports and socialising are among the first activities expected to be allowed after schools return next month, The Times reports.

More than 150 independent schools have unveiled a plan to become mass vaccination centres at which the UK’s entire teaching force will be given COVID-19 injections. The Mail on Sunday says the scheme aims to...

Plans for daily mass testing of teachers and pupils in England are to be halted in light of new health advice, according to The Guardian.It says the move casts doubt over the reopening of schools after lockdown.

The prime minister could close schools as part of a stricter lockdown, in an effort to get coronavirus case numbers under control, according to The Times.

Unions and head teachers are frustrated by the government’s plans for schools in the new term – that’s on the front of The Observer.

Teachers are demanding that all schools – not just those in London – should stay closed when term begins, due to the fast-spreading coronavirus – that’s the top story in The Daily Telegraph.

The Guardian writes that more than three-quarters of England’s population will enter 2021 being urged to stay at home, with the reopening of schools delayed in the hardest-hit areas.

The Daily Star pokes fun at Boris Johnson and his education secretary Gavin Williamson after many pupils were sent home due to COVID fears despite the government earlier saying schools were safe.Find out how schoolchildren...

The Daily Telegraph writes that ministers have threatened schools with legal action if they close early before Christmas, after a number of institutions said they could break up before the end of term.

The chancellor will raise public spending significantly on schools and the police in Wednesday’s Spending Review, the Financial Times reports.It comes after Rishi Sunak told Sky News there will be no return to austerity but hinted...

The Guardian leads on the impact of the coronavirus testing shortage on schools, saying it may force thousands of teachers to leave the classroom to self-isolate.

The cost of making schools COVID-secure when they reopen their doors this week is as much as £216 million, with head teachers expected to foot the bill, according to the Daily Mirror.

School budgets are being stretched to breaking point as head teachers pay for making their schools as COVID-safe as possible, reports The Guardian.

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