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Durham School questions delay after refugee places offer

The headmaster at a boarding school in Durham has questioned why an offer, made eight months ago, to place unaccompanied Syrian refugee children had still not been taken up.

Durham School is among group of independent schools around Britain, to have offered a total of 80 free places for child refugees.

The government says the Syrian Resettlement Programme has promoted the offers to councils - and Durham County Council told us it was actively looking into the logistics needed to considered before any children are placed in the county.

Watch our Education & Social Affairs Correspondent Tom Sheldrick's report: