Record 500,000 started university

Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:17 am

Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds

The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:40 am

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:33 am

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'

Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 2:27 am

Minister in maternity leave first

Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 12:13 am

VIDEO: Have free school meals meant less cash?

The BBC's Alex Forsyth investigates whether free school meals for infant pupils in England has had an impact on the pupil premium funding.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 1:45 pm

Boys 'held back by writing aversion'

A study suggests boys are being held back by their reluctance to write outside school.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:28 am

Free school meals 'for 85% infants'

An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:08 am

London overtaking Oxbridge domination

A major analysis of research quality, which will decide £2bn annual funding, suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 8:13 pm

VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play

The 46 children who made it to an unlikely nativity

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 6:10 pm

How many attacks on schools around the world?

The attack on a school in Pakistan is not an isolated incident

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 9:45 am

Pakistan mourns its school dead

Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 5:39 am

The persistent appeal of grammar schools

Why has the interest in grammars been so persistent?

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 7:54 pm

Roma pupils 'need more support'

Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 6:34 am

Design and technology 'marginalised'

Design and Technology can inspire pupils but are its days numbered?

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 5:52 am

'Start GCSE maths sooner' in Wales

Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 1:00 am

Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 8:03 pm

School exam appeals drop

There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 6:44 pm

Hague backs UK university soft power

William Hague says universities deliver global influence

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 7:25 am

After school scheme for poor pupils

Pupils from poorer backgrounds will be helped to pursue interests outside of school hours in a new scheme.

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 3:31 am

More grades changed after challenges

There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.

Posted by on 12 December 2014 | 8:46 am

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first app.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 8:28 pm

Pupil trips up education secretary

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is wrong-footed by a 10-year-old interviewer armed with a secondary school maths question.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 6:35 am

UK families' 'long homework hours'

An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 5:52 am

Poorest pupils jump in three Rs test

Primary school performance data show that England's poorest pupils are catching up with their wealthier peers after intense efforts to raise standards.

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 5:14 am