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What’s behind the rise in English pupils in Scotland?

‘Narrow’ curriculum and ‘inadequate’ schooling cited amid gradual migration north

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Many people living close to the border between England and Scotland cross it on a daily basis for work or to shop. Increasingly, though, families who live in England are coming into the Scottish Borders for another reason: education.

Figures obtained by Tes Scotland show that 111 pupils with an English postcode are currently being educated in Scottish Borders Council schools and that the number has grown steadily over the past five years, from 69 in 2012-13.

Locals speculate that the gradual rise could be down to the ailing fortunes of Berwick Academy, which they say are prompting families to ...

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