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New GCSEs ‘hardest since...

Aug 22, 2017 by

Private school leader urges caution over interpretation of new grading system for exams in England. The new-style GCSE exams in...

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Cambridge University Press rev...

Aug 21, 2017 by

Cambridge University Press, the world’s oldest publishing house, has reversed a decision to censor content in China. The...

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Former May adviser Nick Timoth...

Aug 18, 2017 by

University tuition fees are an “unsustainable Ponzi scheme” and should be radically reformed, Theresa May’s former...

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Boys help A-level grades edge ...

Aug 17, 2017 by

Top A-level grades have increased for the first time in six years, as teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their...

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No reverse on 6.1% student int...

Aug 15, 2017 by

The government is not shifting on plans to increase interest charges on student loans in England – which will rise to up to...

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Vulnerable children not in cri...

Aug 14, 2017 by

Thousands of vulnerable children in England are being “left in limbo” because their needs are not severe enough, a...

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Fastnet yacht race: State scho...

Aug 11, 2017 by

After five days at sea, a team of inner-city teenagers have made history as the only crew from a comprehensive school known to have...

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Fewer pupils expecting to go t...

Aug 10, 2017 by

The number of secondary school pupils in England and Wales expecting to go on to university has fallen for the second year in a row,...

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Judge approves suicidal girl c...

Aug 7, 2017 by

A judge who said society should be “ashamed” for not protecting a suicidal girl has approved a care plan for her. The...

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Schools chief rails against ov...

Aug 7, 2017 by

Teachers must stop trying to wrap children in cotton wool with over-the-top health and safety policies, the chief inspector of...

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How Canada became an education...

Aug 3, 2017 by

When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian...

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Poorest pupils ‘two year...

Aug 3, 2017 by

By Hannah Richardson – The very poorest children in England have fallen even further behind their non-disadvantaged classmates...

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Teach pupils about breastfeedi...

Aug 1, 2017 by

Schoolchildren should be taught about the importance of breastfeeding, doctors say. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health...

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University finances face £17.5...

Jul 30, 2017 by

Universities face a new blow to their finances after the main pension fund deficit soared to £17.5bn. The Universities Superannuation...

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‘Teach pupils to avoid g...

Jul 30, 2017 by

Pupils should be taught in school how to avoid being sucked into gangs or exploited by older criminals, the children’s...

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Teacher recruitment shortfall ...

Jul 28, 2017 by

Teacher shortages need to be addressed before schools face major problems, the teaching regulator has said. Figures show recruitment...

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Labour warns of 60% four-year ...

Jul 26, 2017 by

There are 24,000 teachers without formal teaching qualifications in state schools in England – an increase of more than 60% in...

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Action urged to teach children...

Jul 24, 2017 by

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a representative sample of 1,000 parents of Year 6...

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Children in temporary housing ...

Jul 22, 2017 by

The number of homeless children being housed in temporary accommodation rose by more than a third in the last three years, according...

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School exclusions: Record numb...

Jul 21, 2017 by

A record number of school exclusions were issued to pupils last year for drug and alcohol related issues, new statistics reveal....

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