Investigations into 21 illegal schools

Labour has accused the government of failing to take fast enough action to close down illegal schools. There are 21 institutions being investigated in England by the Department for Education, according to a ministerial statement. The statement from children’s minister Edward Timpson says “robust steps” are being taken to tackle unregistered schools. But Labour’s Lucy Powell said ministers had “dragged their feet”. The issue of illegal schools was raised by Ofsted last year. Inspectors warned of pupils being taught in schools that were not registered, inspected or subject to any…

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