England’s top school

Two of England's top schools are Muslim schools in Blackburn. What's their view on integration? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Global education rankings to measure tolerance

International education rankings are going to test a very different type of skill next year.The Pisa tests, which compare teenagers' ability in reading, maths...

Liberia's big school experiment

By David Laws Executive chairman, the Education Partnerships Group...

'Trojan Horse' school ruling hush 'exceptional'

A decision not to publish details of a tribunal involving a "Trojan Horse" school governor has been described as "exceptional".Tahir Alam was chairman of...
Places deadline: Top tips on choosing a school

Places deadline: Top tips on choosing a school

Parents of rising-fives in England have until midnight tonight to apply for primary school places for their children. It can be a tense time,...

The children whose gaming turns to gambling

As many as half a million children and young people are gambling every week, according to a new survey.The Gambling Commission's annual report looked...

Thirsk schoolboys found after climbing fence

Two boys, aged four or five, climbed a fence and safely walked to their grandmother's house. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Private tutors ‘should face DBS criminal record checks’

The UK's biggest teaching union says disqualified teachers may still be able to work as tutors. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Greening pledges £23m to help poor pupils with talent

Education Secretary Justine Greening is to announce a £23m fund to support bright children from poorer backgrounds in England whose talent might otherwise be...

Free boarding school places for care system pupils

Boarding schools in England are to offer free places to children with links to the care system, the Department for Education has announced.Local authorities...

Grandparents 'run up debts' to care for grandchildren

Grandparents are running up large debts raising children whose parents cannot look after them, surveys have found.Nearly 200,000 children in the UK are being...

Lords criticise ‘unfair’ university fees and loans

Students and taxpayers are being ripped off by tuition fees, says a parliamentary committee. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

School bomb threats: Disgruntled Minecraft gamer ‘behind hoax’

Hundreds of schools in England were sent an email saying a bomb would be detonated on their grounds. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Brexit could mute Great War centenary

Sensitivities around the Brexit negotiations could mean the centenary of the Great War is not given due recognition, a historian has warned.Sir Anthony Seldon...
Restore lifetime tenancies to vulnerable tenants, say peers

Restore lifetime tenancies to vulnerable tenants, say peers

Ministers are being urged to give councils and housing associations back the right to offer lifetime tenancies to those they consider vulnerable.Peers are debating...

Jacob says his school locked him away in a cupboard

Jacob recalls how he was repeatedly locked in a storage cupboard at school when he was five years old. *Featured images and content are taken...

'He should have a happy ending now'

A baby born with a rare heart and lung condition has spent his first year in hospital.Max Olivares has just celebrated his first birthday...
Brexit-supporting students getting abuse on campus

Brexit-supporting students getting abuse on campus

Three university students speak about how they have been treated on campus. Brexit-supporting students getting abuse on campus Source: Education & Family Three university students speak about...
Dreaming big

Dreaming big

Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female - the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women's Engineering Society. Latvia,...
Children 'addicted to social media likes'

Children 'addicted to social media likes'

Children need help to navigate social media once they leave primary school, England's children's commissioner says. Do young people agree? Children 'addicted to social media...

MBE for author of 'instruction manual' for autism

A woman who gave up her job to care for her autistic sons has been made an MBE for a campaign to boost support...
Tackling misogyny

Tackling misogyny

"I hear it so often now it just doesn't actually bother me, It's just part of everyday life, just a normal word." That is...

National tests bordering on ‘child abuse’ claims head

Emotional impact on children as young as six is a "price too high" says a primary school head teacher. *Featured images and content are taken...
Fifty and childless

Fifty and childless

"What people don't realise is it's a form of bereavement. There were days I couldn't get out of bed. I just couldn't face the...

Mental health plans ‘failing a generation’, say MPs

Government's child mental health plan leaves hundreds of thousands without proper care, says report. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
Damian Hinds is new education secretary

Damian Hinds is new education secretary

Damian Hinds has been announced as England's education secretary in the prime minister's cabinet reshuffle.He will replace Justine Greening, who is leaving the government.Ms...

Pencader student drops out over loss of care allowance

A young carer who dropped out of college because she would lose her allowance wants a change in the law. *Featured images and content are...

Exams: How do the new 9-1 GCSE grades work?

As teenagers face this year's GCSEs, we explain the new 9-1 grading structure in England. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss recorded in virtual reality

Eva Schloss was asked 1,000 questions on 116 cameras to preserve her story for future generations. Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss recorded in virtual reality Source: Education...

‘Poverty pay’

The academics facing job insecurity and poor pay at British universities *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education & Family...

'Monster' fatberg to go on display in museum

Part of one of the capital's biggest fatbergs is going to be put on display in the Museum of London next year.It is a...

Government plans 'English hubs' to boost child literacy

The government is to set up 35 "English hubs" across the country in an attempt to improve child literacy. The hubs are among a...

University racism ‘complacency’ warning

Baroness Amos, the UK's first black woman university head, criticises "deep-seated prejudices". *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education &...

Gender pay gap: School pupils battle for equality

Pupils at a primary school have set-up an after-school club to raise awareness of gender inequality. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Student loan repayment threshold rises

How a higher threshold for tuition fee loan repayments could save English and Welsh graduates cash. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Curbing university bosses' pay 'won't solve funding crisis'

Sky-high pay among university chiefs is "hard to stomach" but tackling it will not alone solve the higher education funding crisis, a National Union...

New Year Honours: MBE for carer who fostered more than 100 children

A great-grandmother who looked after more than 100 children in 50 years has been appointed an MBE for services to foster care.Stella Tomkinson, 79,...

'Baby brain': Myth or reality?

"Four in five" women experience changes in memory and concentration during pregnancy, according to research by Deakin University, Australia.The study says that women experience...

The school children writing an opera

School children from the London borough of Tower Hamlets are taking part in a nationwide project aiming to broaden opera's appeal. The school children writing...

University entry ‘should be background, not just exams’

The university access watchdog says students' background should be a factor in awarding places. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Three in four London students ‘from ethnic minorities by 2030’

Students from London will become a 'hyper-diverse' population in the next decade. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education &...
Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website

Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website

Thousands of parents in England are struggling to get subsidised childcare as they grapple with a glitchy website eight months after it was set...

The 16-year-old girl making motorsport history

Meet Logan Hannah, the 16-year-old girl from East Kilbride who has made F4 motor racing history.Logan is the first female to ever compete at...
Toby Young's appointment leaves new regulator 'in tatters', says Labour

Toby Young's appointment leaves new regulator 'in tatters', says Labour

Toby Young's appointment to the board of the new Office for Students has left the university regulator with its "credibility in tatters", says Dawn...

The worst end-of-term gifts for teacher

Teachers tell of the inappropriate and unwanted gifts they've been given at the end of term. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Disabled school transport cuts prompt safety fears

Parents of disabled children in south Wales have raised safety fears over potential cuts to specialist school transport. It comes as Bridgend council considers...

Ofsted warns schools against 'disadvantage one-upmanship'

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman has warned that underperforming schools can get caught in a culture of "disadvantage one-upmanship", where schools focus too much on...

Foreign students: Universities axe ‘unusable’ survey

Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions. *Featured images and content are taken from the...