Playgrounds squeezed in places crush

Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.


Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.

University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.

The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.

The New York Times reports that US Senator John Walsh duplicated numerous passages in his 2007 Army War College master's thesis. The news could hamper Democratic hopes of keeping control...

Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.

Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.

Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.

A feeling of nostalgia makes people part with money more easily, according to academics studying patterns of consumer behaviour.

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.

Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.

Mistakes were made by Birmingham City Council when dealing with allegations of an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to gain control of schools, its chief executive has said.

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With 2 million fewer women than men playing regular sport, MPs call for schools to take girls' exercise more seriously Continue reading...

Some sectors are worse than others when it comes to unpaid internships. Unpaid interns share their stories Pressure mounts on employers to pay young workers Read more about finding...

New research finds that a quarter of employers still don't pay their interns we can't ignore the illegal practice, say campaigners Read more: 'There was a cleaning rota for the unpaid...

A degree is still by far the best route into the job market Continue reading...

Moving country every two years has made studying tough, but travel has made me who I am, writes a student blogger Read more on our global student hub How to write for Blogging Students...

Want to see your show at the festival in Edinburgh next year? Read the advice of a student who's going this year Continue reading...

Could smart drugs be the future for language learning? What are the moral and ethical implications of medically enhanced education? Would you take a pill if it would help your ability...

Religious body insists that claims that Islamists were plotting to take over Birmingham schools are 'patently absurd' Continue reading...

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Think teaching abroad could be for you, but haven't a clue where to start? Here's what you need to know before booking that flightRead more about studying teaching here Continue reading...

During the first world war, troops fighting in the trenches used slang to communicate. Here's a guide to its meaning A global guide to the first world war interactive documentary Continue...

It's coming up to the end of term, so here are some great stories of inspiring teachers sent in by our readers Continue reading...

Pakistani students are least likely to be selected, according to a study of 50,000 applicants conducted by the LSEDatablog: White British more likely to get university offers than other...

The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, discusses Peter Clarke's report about Birmingham's schools, which has found that efforts have been made by Islamic hardliners to gain control...

OCR exam board says subject must take into account evolving nature of how people interact and what effect it has on society Continue reading...

Children eligible for pupil premium could be given preference as part of government-proposed reform Continue reading...

Proposals for changes to the A-level curriculum focus on reinvigorating passion for languages Continue reading...

Education round up: Ofsted prefer child-led lessons, teachers send summer selfies and academies ineffective at closing the attainment gap the news in brief Continue reading...

We'd like to hear from teachers across the country about how you plan on recharging your batteries over the school holidays Continue reading...

From raw onions to making sculptures on a Brighton beach, we round up the best ideas from our live chat on mindfulness Continue reading...

An interview with Helena Orridge, founding member of Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative on bringing student co-ops to the UK Continue reading...

Volunteers, recruiters and NGOs give advice on turning a placement or internship into a development career Continue reading...

In the first of a three-part masterclass on the art of making salads, we introduce you to the building blocks of dressings. Arm yourself with some lemon and olive oil and have a go...

I'm concerned that my age will render my PhD worthless, at least as a passport to an academic career Studying for a humanities PhD can make you feel cut off from humanity Continue...

Fewer universities in England will offer bursaries to students, diverting their access money to outreach and employability Continue reading...

Arrested three times, suspended for nine months our treatment by Birmingham University shows a new intolerance for dissent Continue reading...

We asked you which universities you thought were on the same level as yours and nine out of ten institutions had at least one person choosing Manchester. Here are the results in fullExplore...

We asked Datablog readers the universities they considered to be on the level of the place they study/graduated from. The interactive below lets you explore the results. Choose a university...

Twelve of the 14 minority groups included in analysis were less likely to receive offers than white British applicantsRead: ethnic minority students get fewer university offers, research...

Altmetrics may prove to be a more flexible and versatile tool to inform research assessment, if academics get behind it Continue reading...

Teachers have today chosen their favourite role model: Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Harry Potter?s school, Hogwarts, heads their all-time top 10 of teachers from the world of...

PE lessons and an emphasis on competition are putting schoolgirls off participating in sport, MPs warn today.

PE lessons and an emphasis on competition are putting schoolgirls off participating in sport, MPs warn today.

A school which has asked parents to buy iPads for their children to use in class has been accused of creating a ?two-tier? education system in which pupils who can?t afford the gadgets...

A pioneering plan to give schools more responsibility over the fate of excluded pupils has cut the number of expulsions, according to research published today.

Some academy chains are ?highly ineffective? in improving the prospects of disadvantaged pupils, according to ground-breaking research published today.

Britain?s leading universities have performed a U-turn over the methods they use to attract more disadvantaged students, says a report out today.

Silicon Valley has a famously rocky relationship with higher education. While many of the brightest minds in the tech industry were educated at prestigious universities such as Stanford...

There may be a frisson of horror in vice-chancellor circles at the latest initiative from Goldsmiths College. The south London university has become the first in the country to permit...

Schools could be allowed to give top priority to disadvantaged pupils in the battle for places, under new proposals being drawn up by the Government.

Teachers face being barred from the profession if they fail to protect British values in their schools, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan declared today.

One in three primary schools increasing the number of places for pupils are reducing outdoor space as they expand classrooms

Three teachers from the Harry Potter books have been named among the top 10 favourite fictional teachers, according to school staff

Two thirds of parents have "lost faith" in the education system, according to figures published today, whilst 62 per cent are unaware of impending changes to the curriculum

Ahead of the new 'core maths' qualification, sample questions are released. Can you complete them?

The average cost of a three-year course will rise to more than

Labour will introduce two more hours of compulsory sport for school pupils if they win the next election

One former staff member at a school caught up in the Trojan Horse scandal says compromise agreements were being routinely used to silence teachers who were forced out of jobs

A primary school is 'in crisis' after 25 of its 42 teachers and teaching assistants resigned in protest at a strict new super head who once banned children from mentioning Christmas...

An independent task force has called on the Government to invest

University of Virginia English students study Game of Thrones as part of their university degree

Tahir Alam, who quit his post as head of the Park View Educational Trust, dismisses the findings of the Peter Clarke inquiry, labelling it a report for former Education Secretary Michael...

Poor children could be put 'to the front of the queue' for the best state schools, making it more difficult for middle class parents to get their child a place, under new proposals

A review has found that officials knew about - but failed to act upon - the 'Trojan Horse' plot in which there was 'coordinated' action by Islamist hardliners to impose an "intolerant...

The Park View school at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations trained 160 students to "police" fellow pupils and staff, an official review is told

Teachers at the heart of the 'Trojan Horse' plot used an instant messaging service to post thousands of comments that demonstrated extreme 'anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli'...

Sociology students are set to learn about selfies, online safety and privacy as the course is updated to reflect modern life

A report into schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot has exposed a culture of lies and bullying

Teachers at the Park View academy chain set up a secret Whatsapp group in which they revealed their 'disturbing' views, official review finds

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says regulations will be strengthened to stop unsuitable people from running independent schools

'I would prefer to get my work marked by a teacher than Joseph Smith who has been picking his nose for the last half an hour' If your pupils would like to write for the Guardian, take...

'Collaboration is the key to world class education, not competition.' Deputy principal Nick Isles reflects on what UK further education can learn from the US What can UK colleges learn...

Dave Tucker started his career as a pig farmer and ended it as an assistant headteacher. He tells Rebecca Ratcliffe why new teachers should get out and about, and get to know their...

The traditional scene played out every year on GCSE results day is of girls leaping into the air clutching a brace of certificates revealing untold A* passes. Invariably the school...

The traditional scene played out every year on GCSE results day is of girls leaping into the air clutching a brace of certificates revealing untold A* passes. Invariably the school...

Academies and free schools score better for discipline than local authority schools

Universities targeted more than nine million of their former students with cold calls and spam emails over the past year as they increasingly adopt US-style tactics to raise funds.

Department for Education comes under fire amid claims new insurance scheme will reduce incentive to make school bulidings safe


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