Government expands grants for school exchanges after backlash against refusal to guarantee Erasmus programme

iNews is reporting that the Government is extending an exchange scheme to help disadvantaged pupils travel abroad after suffering a backlash over the Erasmus programme.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson will announce that the international school exchange programme, which provides money for schools in England to take their pupils abroad, will continue for another year and will also apply to children in Years 5 and 6 rather than just senior school pupils, as it does currently.

Speaking at a conference in London, Mr Williamson will insist that he still wants European students to come to the UK and vice versa.

Higher education has been a growth industry for the UK which is worth £21.4bn to the economy, according to official statistics.

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