An academy in south London has banned popular slang words used by pupils in an effort to improve standards of English. No longer will words and phrases such as 'you woz', 'bare' and 'innit' be tolerated in the corridors of Harris Academy in Upper Norwood, one of 27 academies and free schools in and around London sponsored by the Harris Federation. The school has put up signs with a list of 'banned words' - including 'extra', 'innit' and 'like', as well as beginning sentences with 'basically' or ending them with 'yeah'. Read more >>
In the English state education system, an academy is a school directly funded by central government (specifically, the Department for Education) and independent of direct control by local government in England.
Basically, it's a cool idea coz slang ain't like proper English, yeah? On a more serious note, it seems that pupils heard using "informal language" will be asked to "reflect" on it. Good luck with that!