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Free boarding school places for care system pupils

24/12/17

Boarding schools in England are to offer free places to children with links to the care system, the Department for Education has announced.

Local authorities will work with children's charities to put forward pupils for bursaries and scholarships.

The charities involved are the Reedham Children's Trust, Buttle UK and the Royal National Children's Springboard Foundation.

It is part of a government pledge to get independent and state schools working more closely together and help students from "vulnerable" backgrounds.

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