More maths in summer;News in brief

12th June 1998 at 01:00
The Government's summer schools project for 11-year-olds will be extended to include numeracy and pupils with special educational needs, it was announced this week.

There will be 51 summer schools in numeracy, 560 courses for reading and writing, and 15 summer schools for pupils with special needs and those struggling with literacy. More than 18,000 pupils will be involved in holiday study. Children will get 50 hours of extra tuition over three weeks to help them reach the standards required for secondary school.

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