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The latest figures show that education generated almost £20bn for the UK in 2016 through exports such as international students, independent schools and English language training.

Britain’s education sector remains one of its most lucrative international assets with new figures revealing that its exports overseas generate almost £20bn for the UK economy.

The figures, which include income from international students and English language training overseas, are growing year-on-year to an estimated £19.9bn in 2016 and an increase of 26% since 2010 – generating significant revenue for the UK, alongside other well-known exports such as automobiles, advertising and insurance.

International exports adding a significant contribution to the economy include:

  • Higher education - £13.4bn
  • Transnational education (TNE) - £1.9bn
  • Education products and services - £1.9bn
  • English Language Training Courses - £1.6bn
  • Independent schools - £0.9bn

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:

“International university students constitute an important earnings source for our universities but they are also an important part of Britain’s cultural influence in the world. As well as this, there are big growth opportunities in areas like education technology, services and satellite or partner campuses”

Read more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/education-generates-billions-for-uk-economy  

Independent school coaches talk about god-given talent Callum Hudson-Odoi who can be a world star

Callum Hudson-Odoi, produced another devastating triptych of touches to score in the victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, this time at Stamford Bridge.

Hudson-Odoi was born in Wandsworth, south London, to Jenny and Bismarck, who hails from Ghana and played for Hearts of Oak in the Ghanaian top flight. 

He was the beneficiary of a bursary to fund his education at Whitgift, the £20,000-a-year independent school whose alumni include the rugby union stars Danny Cipriani and Elliot Daly. picture of a fun-loving, down-to-earth, diligent student whose enthusiasm rubbed off on everyone.

Today, Whitgift schools 26 academy players on the books of Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Fulham and AFC Wimbledon, through years six to 11, and the increasing number of well-rounded academy graduates emerging from similar pathways.

The Times spoke to the coaches who have helped the 18-year-old become one of the most coveted young players in the world.

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/sport/callum-hudson-odoi-a-god-given-talent-who-can-be-a-world-star-8nwpsjl9k