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Essex nursery 'closes because of universal free hours scheme'

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Fidgety Fingers is one of many nurseries which say they cannot make government funding rates stretch...

 

Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Many children risk going hungry over the summer, warns the Trussell Trust, which runs 420 UK food banks...

 

Action urged to teach children to swim

Monday 24th July 2017

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a survey suggests...

 

Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma

Monday 24th July 2017

In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with trauma, to open up about their experiences...

 

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply...

 

School's out!

Friday 21st July 2017

Parents ponder whether to relax and pack away the school books - or get ahead for next term...

 

Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Friday 21st July 2017

Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university...

 

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Friday 21st July 2017

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply...

 

How do you get ready...

Thursday 20th July 2017

for BIG school? Children get ready for the next step - and describe their expectations...

 

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

Thursday 20th July 2017

A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher...

 

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost

Thursday 20th July 2017

Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says...

 

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol

Thursday 20th July 2017

New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem Read full story...

 

Grandmother, 86, awarded doctorate from University of Bristol

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Peggy Styles left school at 15 with no formal qualifications having come to Britain as a WW2 refugee...

 

News story: Ambition for vast majority of students to study core academic GCSEs

Wednesday 19th July 2017

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News story: Childcare service opens for parents with children under five

Wednesday 19th July 2017

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Nayland Primary schoolchildren 'helped' by new dog

Wednesday 19th July 2017

A new "teacher's pet" is brought in to provide calm for anxious pupils...

 

NI health and education benefit in 131m funding boost

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Brokenshire announces 131m of additional funding to "keep Northern Ireland's finances functioning"...

 

Press release: Joint statement on the expansion of British-German youth and school exchange

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Head teacher Joe Wincott says cutting teaching hours is the only way to balance his budget...

 

School budget boost 'not new money'

Tuesday 18th July 2017

An extra 1.3bn for schools in England is being taken from other education budgets, Labour says...

 

Call to 'overhaul' bullying in schools across Wales

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Some schools are "reluctant" to record bullying in case it reflects badly on them, a commissioner's report warns...

 

News story: Benefits of 30 hours confirmed as free childcare places soar

Tuesday 18th July 2017

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Huddersfield primary school takes part in lockdown training

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Reinwood Junior School is one of several in West Yorkshire which carries out lockdown drills...

 

Teaching union calls for UK-wide school lockdown plan

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Schools are urged to practice for emergency situations such as chemical incidents or bomb threats...

 

Teaching union calls for school lockdown plan

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Schools are urged to practise for emergency situations such as chemical incidents or bomb threats...

 

Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young'

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Research suggests that cyber-bullying is affecting young people's perceptions of themselves...

 

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Seven per cent of young social media users said they had been bullied on the photo-themed app...

 

Extra cash in school funding shake-up

Monday 17th July 2017

Schools are being promised an extra 1.3bn - but Labour says there is 'not a penny of new money' Read full story...

 

Extra cash in school budgets in funding shake-up

Monday 17th July 2017

Schools to receive an extra 1.3bn - to be taken from elsewhere in the education budget...

 

Statement to Parliament: Justine Greening statement to parliament on school funding

Monday 17th July 2017

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Decorated World War 2 veteran, 97, graduates from high school

Monday 17th July 2017

The Great Depression and Second World War got in the way of Charles Leuzzi getting his diploma before...

 

Schools will gain from funding shake-up, says Greening

Monday 17th July 2017

The education secretary says every school in England will gain from a shake-up of how funding is allocated...

 

News story: 1.3bn for core schools budget delivers rise in per pupil funding

Monday 17th July 2017

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Decorated World War Two veteran, 97, graduates from high school

Monday 17th July 2017

The Great Depression and World War Two got in the way of Charles Leuzzi getting his diploma before...

 

Children 'exercise less as they get older'

Sunday 16th July 2017

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12...

 

The children drawing Syrian war memories

Friday 14th July 2017

Art therapy classes are being offered to children in Lebanon who have fled the Syrian civil war...

 

Secondary school pupil numbers set for 19% rise by 2026

Friday 14th July 2017

The baby boom of the early 2000s is the reason for the increase in the number of students...

 

News story: New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment

Friday 14th July 2017

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Schools in Derby a serious concern, says Ofsted

Thursday 13th July 2017

Ofsted inspectors raise the alarm over educational standards in Derby...

 

Segregated schools could face new inspections, says Ofsted

Thursday 13th July 2017

If Ofsted wins test case it will reinspect all mixed-sex schools with segregation policies Read full story...

 

Schools fail fire safety checks in wake of Grenfell blaze

Thursday 13th July 2017

Cladding on two schools tested so far has failed combustibility tests, the government says...

 

News story: Update on school cladding safety checks

Thursday 13th July 2017

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Schools failed fire safety checks in wake of Grenfell blaze

Thursday 13th July 2017

Cladding on two of the schools tested so far has failed combustibility tests, the government says...

 

Norfolk parents fined for unauthorised holiday absence

Thursday 13th July 2017

A couple are told to pay 450 in fines and charges for taking their children on holiday in term time...

 

Warmer welcome

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Canadian universities are seeing a surge in applications from overseas students...

 

School funding not always linked to results

Wednesday 12th July 2017

The OECD's head of education says effective school funding is about much more than supplying enough cash...

 

Trump's biggest fans? Canadian universities

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Canadian universities are seeing a surge in applications from overseas students...

 

Greening announces 'evidence champion' for schools

Wednesday 12th July 2017

The education secretary says her new priority will be improving social mobility with better use of evidence...

 

Primary school's edible playground a hit with pupils

Wednesday 12th July 2017

The enthusiastic pupils in this primary school's gardening club showed us around...

 

Plant, eat, play repeat

Wednesday 12th July 2017

The enthusiastic pupils in this primary school's gardening club showed us around...