Uppingham, a leading independent boarding school, has sent a student to Oxford University this autumn. Hardly the stuff of headlines: the school’s reputation means it is the sort of the thing that happens every year. However, on this occasion the student was a pupil at a neighbouring state school academy, who was helped with her application because her own teachers lacked Uppingham’s expertise i
Head teachers say claims about poor behaviour in the classroom are contradicted by the inspection evidence and threaten to undermine recruitment.
Gwinnett County in Georgia and Orange County in Florida are the first districts to share the award.