More travellers attend schools

15th March 1996 at 00:00
Travellers' children are attending school more regularly and achieving higher standards, schools minister Robin Squire announced this week. Speaking at a press conference held by the European Federation for the Education of the Children of Occupational Travellers, Mr Squire said there had been a 13 per cent increase in enrolments of traveller children of compulsory school age and a 22 per cent increase in the average length of time spent at school.

This could be put down to the success of a Pounds 10 million programme of Government support for traveller education across 85 English local education authorities.

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