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Headteachers in England call for refund of £220m summer exam fees

Campaigners want examination boards to give back half of fees after decision to scrap A-levels and GCSEs

Headteachers in England are calling for examination boards to refund half of the fees charged for A-level and GCSE entries this summer, arguing that schools are doing the bulk of the work to decide this year’s grades following the decision to scrap exams.

The Worthless? campaign group of headteachers said it wanted the examination boards to give back 50% or more of the fees for the summer exam series, estimated to total more than £220m, with the money needed to plug holes in school budgets caused by Covid-19.

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