Schools have had enough of "fashionable" lessons on climate change and obesity. Instead they want to focus on the basics - spelling and key dates in history.
The vast majority of independent schools have given their backing to a new curriculum for three to 14-year-olds, which they will design over the next year.
Michael Spinney, chairman of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, said: "We are living in an era where teaching and learning are sacrificed in favour of fashionable causes, often with disastrous effects upon standards of learning."
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