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DfE fund to take disadvantaged abroad.

DfE fund to take disadvantaged abroad.

Schools can apply for a slice of £2.5 million in government funding to take disadvantaged pupils on trips abroad, the Department for Education announced today.

About 2,900 secondary school pupils are expected to be funded for either foreign exchanges with partner schools or trips abroad under the programme. It will be targeted at schools with above-average numbers of pupil premium children.

The move is intended to improve the language skills of pupils and comes as the government scrambles to boost the numbers of pupils taking modern foreign languages at GCSE.

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