Education News Round-Up July 13th

UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show
The number of people applying for UK university places has fallen by more than 25,000 (4%) on last year, data from the admissions service Ucas shows.

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Segregated schools could face new inspections, says Ofsted
Schools in England which segregate boys from girls will face fresh inspections if education watchdog Ofsted wins a test case over sex discrimination, the Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday.

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Autistic children self-harm warning over slow diagnosis
Failure to correctly diagnose the special needs of children could lead them to self harm, it has been claimed.

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Schools fail fire safety checks in wake of Grenfell blaze
Cladding on two of the schools so far tested following the Grenfell fire has failed combustibility tests, according to the Department for Education.

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