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Are branded school PE kits on the way out?

9 hours 13 min ago
Schools will no longer require parents to buy more than three branded items, under government plans

Unis told to manage own budgets after call for bailouts

22nd July 2024
Education secretary comments after union says many unis face "catastrophe" without emergency cash.

Starmer says skills shake-up will help young people

22nd July 2024
Labour wants to give firms more flexibility to spend cash currently earmarked for apprenticeships.

Reeves hints at above-inflation public sector pay rise

21st July 2024
It is understood independent pay review bodies recommended an increase of 5.5% for teachers and some NHS workers.

School holidays the 'loneliest time' for carers

19th July 2024
One charity warns that there are gaps in support for young carers during school breaks.

Term-time holiday fines here to stay - Phillipson

19th July 2024
In her first interview, the education secretary says parents should keep their children in school.

Families face £1,045 bill for summer holiday clubs

19th July 2024
The cost of holiday provision has risen by 6% across Great Britain, a survey by Coram Family and Childcare suggests.

Record year for school suspensions and exclusions

18th July 2024
Schools in England record a sharp rise in pupils being suspended and excluded.

Ucas scraps personal statements for university admissions

18th July 2024
Ucas says the change will encourage applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to higher education.

'Paying £240 holiday school fine was a no-brainer'

18th July 2024
In the last academic year, pupils across England missed more than six million school days through unauthorised holidays.

'Paying £240 holiday school fine was a no-brainer'

18th July 2024
In the last academic year, pupils across England missed more than six million school days through unauthorised holidays.

Children's reading standards 'a lottery' in Wales

18th July 2024
One teacher says reading standards for pupils in Wales were "patchy at best".

Fourteen measures from the King’s Speech analysed by BBC experts

17th July 2024
School breakfast clubs and a cap on the number of branded items of school uniform are among the key policies.

Five big problems the Starmer government has to fix

17th July 2024
Teachers' pay and university fees are among the issues the King's Speech didn't directly address.

'They killed my son' - raw grief after Nigeria school collapse

17th July 2024
Government promises to curb rogue building practices are too little, too late for grieving parents.

Glen Powell to finish degree while making new film

17th July 2024
The Hollywood star will fly back to Texas to sit exams while working on The Running Man in London.

Five big problems the Starmer government has to fix

17th July 2024
Teachers' pay and university fees are among the immediate challenges the new government will find hard to ignore.

Disabled children denied education right - report

16th July 2024
Everything is a battle when you are the parents of disabled children, one mother says.

Scotland incorporates UN children's rights charter into law

16th July 2024
Children’s Minister Natalie Don has described it as a “landmark moment" for Scotland.

'No concerns' about foreign students' entry grades

16th July 2024
Universities have been accused of lowering standards to recruit overseas students, who pay higher fees.

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