Dartford MP seeks clarification from the Government on IB exams this summer

Gareth Johnson, Dartford’s MP and former Dartford Grammar School pupil, quizzed the Education Minister on how this summer’s International Baccalaureate students will be assessed following the recent Government announcement about changes to GCSEs and A-level exams.   During Education questions in the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Johnson said: “Some of the…

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Labour’s education policies

This week the Labour Party said it would make abolishing private schools one of its policies for the next general election. They also continued their attacks on grammar schools and called for the abolition of academies. The policy decision to remove the charitable status of private schools and redistribute their assets…

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Dartford Schools

Over the last few weeks, pupils across the town have been heading back to school for the new school year. Here in Dartford we are very lucky to have a diverse range of schools including excellent primary schools, a UTC, four grammar schools, and academies.  These schools specialise in different…

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Grammar Schools

Last week, the Government announced a £50 million funding package to expand the number of places at existing good or outstanding selective schools in a bid to give more disadvantaged pupils the chance to attend these schools. As a former Dartford Grammar School pupil, I welcome this funding as it is a vote…

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