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Sats results: Standards slip in Year 6 tests

59% of pupils met the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, down from 65% before Covid....

Michael Sheen: I broke down hearing kids' care stories

Michael Sheen speaks to young people in care as part of a BBC investigation into the system....

Boy in sequined prom dress ‘living his best life’

Korben "living his best life", photographed by his proud mum, has gained praise around the world....

Respite care: 'Burnt-out' mum says respite shortage affecting her family

Roisin McMackin says her daughter has complex needs but has never received any respite care....

School dinners: Beef off the menu as costs rise

Menus have fewer options and some schools are switching to cheaper meat from abroad, caterers say....

Nurseries in England: Parents asked about proposed change to carer ratios

England would follow Scotland's model of one adult to five children, but most nurseries object....

Hardship funding for students doubled last year

Universities gave £121m to students in financial difficulty, Freedom of Information responses suggest....

Ukraine: The teachers swapping classrooms for trenches

A number of teachers in Ukraine are educating their students online from the front line....

Nigeria rejects Ukraine online degrees: 'It's not fair'

Distraught medical students who fled Ukraine are told their distance-learning degrees are not valid....

Mitchell House: The special school founded from whiskey

Whiskey and education do not normally mix but the spirit is central to one special schools' story....

How Sandwell is encouraging families to embrace exercise

Sandwell is reversing the trend of having the least active residents - and it's hugely paying off....

Cost of living crisis: Concerns over impact on students

Students say they have become anxious about their future because of the cost of living crisis....

Sunbeds: Underage teens allowed to use tanning salons

Footage from BBC Wales' X-Ray programme shows salons letting in two 17-year-olds with no ID checks....

A-level and GCSE exams: What happens to your papers?

Exam season is coming to an end this week for many students and millions of papers will be examined....

Children learn sign language to support classmate

Pupils at Omagh Integrated Primary School inspire emergency services to learn new skill....

Drone test for delivering school meals

A Scottish council is trailing delivering meals to more remote schools by drone....

Newcastle Hotspur Primary bans vehicles from drop-off area

Some parents welcomed the move but others worry it will take longer to get their children to class....

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