Tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 January, is the deadline for parents to apply for places at primary schools. Parents apply for places via their local councils and in most instances are asked to apply to up to six schools in preference order.
Early Years funding Today, Thursday 31 October, we have announced that councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development. This investment will go to …
The Education Secretary delivered a speech to the conference, outlining his ambition to not only protect and build on the UK’s position as a world leader in higher education.
Our school uniform policy is clear that a school must have regard to its obligations under equalities legislation.
Today is A level results day and we are congratulating all those who worked hard for their grades. We also look at higher education and sugar in schools.
At the start of the month, new powers were announced for the universities regulating body the Office for Students. The newly appointed Universities Minister Jo Johnson took this chance to outline his ambition for all students to receive a high-quality education and receive value for money at university.
We have made great progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18-year-olds in higher education. But much more needs to be done and we expect the sector to make significant progress in the coming years.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the latest UCAS admissions data, the narrowing disadvantage gap in primary schools and an update on the Taking Teaching Further programme.
Today’s Education in the media blog focuses on a report today from Universities UK about the benefits to the economy of more people going to university.