'Virus may be here for year' so schools must open
25/05/2020 | news | education | 1,158
But education secretary admits parents will be nervous about safety of children returning to school.
School reopening plan will go ahead, says PM
24/05/2020 | news | education | 3,226
Some year groups in England will return on 1 June, with others going back two weeks later, he says.
Home schooling: The Zoom haves and have nots
21/05/2020 | news | education | 73
If more schools across the world turn to live video classes, will some children be the losers?
Councils throw 1 June schools plan into doubt
21/05/2020 | news | education | 572
A snap-shot survey of councils in England reveals only a minority are advising schools to reopen on 1 June.
How do schools double classes with no extra rooms?
20/05/2020 | news | education | 564
If class sizes in England are going to be 15 to a room, how can a whole school go back together?
More councils warn over opening schools on 1 June
20/05/2020 | news | education | 1,624
More than 35 councils warn not all of their primary schools will be ready to reopen on 1 June.
Better-off children 'study more than poorer pupils'
18/05/2020 | news | education | 776
A study suggests young people in wealthier households do more learning at home than poorer peers.
School reopening advice 'must be published'
14/05/2020 | news | education | 474
Lib Dem Layla Moran urges chief science officers to publish scientific advice on schools reopening.
'Not safe to reopen schools,' warn teachers' unions
13/05/2020 | news | education | 581
Department for Education's own scientist suggests virus might not spread less among children.
Some childminders in England told they can reopen
13/05/2020 | news | education | 116
Guidance amended overnight allows childminders who care for children from the same household to reopen.
Heads say 1 June school reopening 'unfeasible'
12/05/2020 | news | education | 2,300
Head teacher leader and council boss say they need more time to prepare for school reopening in England.
Class size of 15 when primary schools return
11/05/2020 | news | education | 2,353
Primary year groups in England could all have a month at school before summer, in latest Covid-19 plans.
How England is following Denmark's school safety model
05/05/2020 | news | education | 267
What's it like in a school that has re-opened? Denmark and Germany show how it might look.
Teachers warn of early school return 'virus spike'
05/05/2020 | news | education | 296
Teaching unions across UK and Ireland say test and trace measures must be fully operational before reopening.
Online students would still face full tuition fees
01/05/2020 | news | education | 50
If universities are teaching online next term students will still have to pay full tuition fees.
Schools will reopen in phases, says Williamson
29/04/2020 | news | education | 2,117
When schools go back it will not initially be for all pupils, the education secretary told MPs.
Furloughed workers offered online skills training
27/04/2020 | news | education | 95
The government urges staff in lockdown to take online training for the post-virus economy.
Students 'should be able to retake year', says NUS
21/04/2020 | news | education | 92
UK students must not be forgotten in the Covid-19 pandemic, says the National Union of Students.
Big Issue sellers struggle for cash in lockdown
01/04/2020 | news | education | 34
With street sales banned, the homeless magazine's sellers have lost their income.
University admissions could see emergency controls
29/03/2020 | news | education | 337
Universities are considering fixed limits on student numbers amid financial worries over admissions.
Unis must stop unconditional offers in virus confusion
23/03/2020 | news | education | 65
Universities warned not to put pressure on anxious applicants after A-levels cancelled.
Many schools 'will not be able to open past Friday'
16/03/2020 | news | education | 3,273
Many schools will not be able to stay open past the end of the week, says a head teachers' leader.
Keeping schools open 'best course of action'
11/03/2020 | news | education | 1,539
Head teachers back schools being kept open but ask for exams advice for worried parents.
Bad local transport linked to failing schools
02/03/2020 | news | education | 242
Schools in areas with worse public transport seem to have lower results, research suggests.
Coronavirus: Schools told no delays so far to exams
02/03/2020 | news | education | 35
Exam watchdog tells schools to prepare for summer exam season as usual.
Uni admissions could scrap use of predicted grades
26/02/2020 | news | education | 64
Applications to university could switch to after pupils get their A-level results, says watchdog.
Call to scrap 'elitist' Oxford application fee
18/02/2020 | news | education | 99
Oxford University faces accusations of unfairness over the cost of applying for courses.
Plug pulled on 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications
12/02/2020 | news | education | 337
Many courses with few or no students will be scrapped as ministers prepare for T-levels in England.
Inactive children 'more likely to get depressed'
12/02/2020 | news | education | 59
People of all ages should be encouraged to be less sedentary, a study suggests.
Secondary school tables: How did your school do?
30/01/2020 | news | education | 768
Use the BBC News postcode search to see how your school has done in this year's secondary league tables.
Most children sleep with mobile phone beside bed
29/01/2020 | news | education | 405
The devices are "dominating" the lives of young people, says research.
Dissatisfaction with democracy 'at record high'
28/01/2020 | news | education | 439
A global study warns of rising levels of discontent with democracy, particularly in the UK and US.
Top universities told to widen access to places
28/01/2020 | news | education | 118
The admissions gap between wealthier and poorer students should half in five years, a watchdog says.
Parlez-vous français? Not if you're a boy
23/01/2020 | news | education | 104
A study suggests girls are more than twice as likely as boys to pass a GCSE in a foreign language.
Super-rich elites making London 'off-limits'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 113
Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.
Young people's career aspirations 'disconnected'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 456
Five times as many want to work in art, entertainment and sport as there are jobs, a study suggests.
'Grade inflation' in top degree grades stopping
16/01/2020 | news | education | 330
The sharp rise in first class degrees from universities has stalled after pressure from ministers.
Outstanding schools to face inspections again
09/01/2020 | news | education | 52
The exemption on inspections for outstanding schools is set to be scrapped.
Ofsted offers to help 400 'stuck schools'
07/01/2020 | news | education | 54
Inspectors call for new freedom to inspect struggling schools without publishing a judgement.
Warning over 'fake' apprenticeship courses
02/01/2020 | news | education | 221
Apprenticeship funding worth £1.2bn has been spent on low-quality training, says report.
Universities warned over student 'sales pitches'
18/12/2019 | news | education | 41
The Office for Students also raises concerns about "conditional unconditional" offers of places.
'Target extra cash to schools in the red'
18/12/2019 | news | education | 42
Ministers should target extra cash for schools to those "in most financial need", a think tank says.
'Conditional unconditional' offers on the rise
16/12/2019 | news | education | 49
One in four university applicants received a "conditional unconditional" offer this year - but fewer accept them.
Primary league tables: How did your school do?
11/12/2019 | news | education | 112
New primary school league table data for England has been published by the Department for Education.
Parent school donations 'exacerbating inequality'
10/12/2019 | news | education | 64
In 2017-18, the average school in London raised £43,000 from donations. In Yorkshire, it was about £13,300.