Five things to know on school offer day

Pupils in England are receiving offers of a secondary school place. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education & Family...

Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter'

Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as "banter", new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed."Sexting" explicit...

Where can UK students study for free?

UK undergraduate students do not pay any tuition fees in 10 EU countries and Norway. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...
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...

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...

Grief at Christmas: How do you cope when you've lost a loved one?

Three mothers talk about how they cope at Christmas after their sons died. Grief at Christmas: How do you cope when you've lost a loved...

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...
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...

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...

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...

UK Snow: Bournemouth school dinners given to homeless

More than 1,500 meals were shared between eight charities after school closures due to the snow. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

'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...
First-class honours for a quarter of UK graduates

First-class honours for a quarter of UK graduates

More than one in four UK students graduated from university with a first-class degree last year, data shows.The official figures from the Higher Education...

What not to say to men who can’t have kids

Opening up about male infertility. What not to say to men who can’t have kids Source: Education & Family

Military children: ‘I’ve lived in 12 different houses’

A child-focused approach to military families must be adopted, England's children's commissioner says. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education...
Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Iran bans English from being taught in primary schools

Iran has banned teaching the English language in primary schools, calling the subject a "cultural invasion".The education ministry "envisages strengthening Persian language skills and...

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman receives 'venomous' threats

The head of Ofsted says she has had threats from "a mixture of Islamic extremists and the hard left" after raising concerns about faith...

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...

Grammar school tests: How do children cope?

Thousands of pupils each year try to get into selective schools, which are set for a £50m expansion. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Grammar and faith schools get green light to expand

Grammar schools in England will receive £50m to create new places - angering some cash-strapped teachers. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

UK’s largest Lego event under way in Glasgow

A 200,000-brick elephant is one of the centrepieces of Bricklive, billed as the UK's largest Lego convention, in Glasgow. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

‘Bespoke solutions’ sought for four Scottish Borders schools

It comes after some Borders secondaries were found to have major defects or were in constant need of repair. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

Can paying girls to go to school help South Sudan?

A programme in the capital Juba aims to increase school attendance by giving pupils cash. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Primary league tables: Special-needs pupils struggle with new tests

Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in England are dropping further behind their classmates in national primary school tests, statistics show.The gap between SEN...

Foodbanks in Wales brace for hungry children over summer

School holidays will bring some families to crisis point, foodbank networks in Wales are warning. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
Driving away depression

Driving away depression

Jarlath McCreanor has had depression for 30 years. He was tired of people talking about the illness in whispers. So he took his little...

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...

Two more Scottish universities to offer teacher training

It is hoped the move to train students at two Edinburgh centres will help solve a recruitment crisis. *Featured images and content are taken from...
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...

'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools'

Pete Thompson holds the record for the most crossovers with a rope in 60 seconds. 'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools' Source: Education & Family Pete...

Teaching boys that 'real men' would stop rape

A project in Kenya is teaching boys how to intervene to stop sexual violence *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

Waitrose is to ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to children aged under 16.The supermarket said customers buying drinks containing more than 150mg...

Are classrooms calmer with a llama?

School children in Penrith enjoyed one of their most memorable lessons when two llamas from the 'Llama Karma Kafe' were brought in to their...

‘Easier to take child into care than get support’

Care orders are easier to get than support for struggling families, says top judge. *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 &...
Educational support for deaf children 'in disarray'

Educational support for deaf children 'in disarray'

Support for the 45,000 deaf children in England is in "complete disarray" as staffing levels fail to match increased demand, a lobby group has...

‘Sharenting’ puts young at risk of online fraud

Parents are compromising their children's future financial security with online sharing, warns Barclays. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Education...

Universities could face fines over free speech curbs

Universities must protect free speech and "open minds, not close them", the universities minister has said in a speech in Birmingham.Jo Johnson said "no-platforming",...

The adopted children confused by love

Children who have suffered abuse can often become distressed at the thought of being loved *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...

Lost youth

The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives. *Featured images and content are taken...

‘The exhausting road to my apprenticeship dream’

A BBC News apprentice tells how she overcame barriers to land her dream opportunity. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

'Sexually motivated' former Bury St Edmunds teacher struck off

A panel hears a teacher sent inappropriate messages to a pupil at a school where he previously worked. *Featured images and content are taken from...

'Urgent action' needed on new school curriculum rollout

Teachers will not be ready for a new school curriculum without "urgent action" by Welsh ministers before its introduction in 2022, AMs have warned.Their...

A good fit?

A divorce lawyer to the stars says couples should ask 10 "critical" questions before a relationship. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

‘Labour anti-Semitism row is putting off Jewish students’

Jewish groups and Young Labour members say Jeremy Corbyn's not tackled anti-Semitism and it's putting students off certain campuses. *Featured images and content are taken...