Education News

Poorer white pupils let down and neglected - MPs

White pupils from low income families are falling behind "every step of the way", an education committee says....

Higher ethnic minority maternity risk examined

Maternity services are failing women belonging to ethnic minorities, the charity investigating says....

Covid-19: Extra disruption payment to 9,000 NI students

More than 9,000 students will each receive £495 for disruption caused by the pandemic....

Covid: Grading system leaves Welsh pupils 'in limbo'

There are concerns pupils will be left "in limbo" for weeks before results are confirmed....

Scottish Qualifications Authority to be scrapped after OECD review

An overhaul of Scottish education will see the exams body replaced and "substantial" reforms to the schools agency....

New tool for under-18s to report nude photos of themselves online

Children who are worried a nude picture of them has been shared online can flag it to be removed....

Contaminated blood inquiry: The school where dozens of pupils died

Ex-pupils caught up in the infected blood scandal decades ago are giving evidence at an inquiry....

Cambridge University seeks Stephen Hawking archivist

The professor had built up an archive of notebooks, letters and scripts for films and TV shows....

Cambridge University bursaries will help 'remove barriers'

Cambridge University launches an enhanced bursary scheme for students facing financial pressures....

I want girls to be proud of being girls, says Ofsted chief inspector

Ofsted's chief inspector responds to St Paul's Girls' School's decision to ditch the name head girl....

'I play all the instruments in my Irish music band'

Caitríona Lagan is a 15-year-old All-Ireland champion musician who plays five instruments....

Contest inspires next generation of female code breakers

More than 6,500 pupils from across the UK took part in the CyberFirst Girls competition....

Tommy Mallet: 'I don't read emails longer than five words'

The Only Way Is Essex star Tommy Mallet opens up about the challenges he has faced with literacy and dyslexia....

Election 2021: Middlesbrough family's library lifeline

Public libraries have borne the brunt of council cuts but one town is bucking the national trend....

Lockdowns hurt child speech and language skills - report

Delays to speech and language skills are a top concern for primary schools, researchers say....

Would universities call parents in a mental health crisis?

Bereaved parents call for universities to contact students' families to reduce risk of suicides....

'I can't read or write, but I can cook'

Professionals tell the BBC what it is like to struggle with reading and writing while at work....

Free school lunches for all children in P4 and P5 in Scotland

All pupils in P4 will be entitled to a school meal from August, while P5s will be offered lunches by January....

School catch-up tsar resigns over lack of funding

England's school recovery commissioner Sir Kevan Collins quits, saying the funding "falls far short"....

Boris Johnson promises more school catch-up cash in 'damp squib' row

Boris Johnson defends £1.4bn tutoring school catch-up plan after heads left "hugely disappointed"....

Face masks no longer required in classrooms

Face coverings will not be needed in England's secondary classrooms from 17 May, says the prime minister....

Covid: Poor pupils fall further behind in maths

The gap between poor pupils and their classmates is unlikely to narrow without intervention, researchers say....

Coronavirus testing: How to do a lateral flow test at home

Coronavirus lateral flow tests are free and provide a quick result within 30 minutes. But how do you do one?...

School 'feels alive' after children's return

The BBC visited one school in Lincolnshire to see how its staff and children were coping on week one....

First day back at school has 'gone well', say heads

Millions have returned to school in England, with face masks and Covid tests for secondary pupils....

How could children make up for lost school time?

A massive task lies ahead for schools as they try to make up for teaching time lost during the pandemic....

The black children wrongly sent to 'special' schools in the 1970s

In the '60s and '70s, black children were wrongly sent to schools for the "educationally subnormal"....

Covid: Parents worry about lost learning as schools reopen

Parents are confident about children returning to school but worry about catching up, says survey....

Parents not giving Covid test consent, warn heads

Heads say parents are not giving consent for Covid tests for children, ahead of going back to school....

Scottish exams body to be reformed amid grades row

The announcement comes amid criticism of the SQA over plans put in place to replace school exams this year....

Students returning to university in England from 17 May

A million students currently learning online will go back to university campuses next month....

Students feel like an 'afterthought' after university return date

They've been reacting to the news students won't be returning before 17 May....

What's the plan for students returning to uni?

Face-to-face courses cannot resume on campuses in England until at least 17 May....

Coronavirus: Should university students get a refund?

The pandemic has meant most students have been unable to go to lectures - so should they get a refund?...

Turing Scheme: What is the Erasmus replacement?

What will Brexit mean for students in the UK wanting to work or study abroad?...

A-level and GCSE results to be decided by teachers

A combination of mock exams, coursework and essays will be used to decide grades in England this year....

Coronavirus: The story of the big U-turn of the summer

The Department of Education and Ofqual will face public scrutiny to explain the exam confusion, the colossal U-turn and resignations. What went wrong?...

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