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A week in primary: 17 November 2017

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Private schools are to be forced by the Scottish government to pay full business rates, it has been reported. In August, the report of the Barclay Review of Non-Domestic Rates stated that it was “unfair” for independent schools to benefit from rates relief through their charitable status. The sector said removing relief would leave it at a “global disadvantage” and less able to provide places to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The government will confirm the outcome later this year.

Concerns have been raised about Armed Forces visits to primary schools and the apparent targeting of ...

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