Colchester high school abolishes 'traditional' homework

A high school scraps traditional homework in favour of a more "independent" approach to learning.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 12:07 pm

Narcissism 'short-lived way to popularity'

New students, in those first awkward days of making friends at university, are being told that being a narcissist only makes you popular in the short term.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 11:50 am

Labour 'will defeat grammar school plans', pledges Rayner

Labour "will defeat" the government's plans to expand grammar schools in England, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner says.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 10:05 am

School seeks to block critical Ofsted report

A school in England has gone to the High Court to try to prevent a highly critical Ofsted report from being published.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 9:53 am

Diamond review: Loans 'should replace' tuition fees grant

Loans should replace tuition fee grants and there should be more help with living costs for all Welsh students, a major review of university finance says.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 7:12 am

Parents face steeper university costs

Parents do not have enough warning about the cost of supporting their children in university in England, says a consumer rights campaigner.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 11:43 am

Canadian academic next Cambridge vice-chancellor

Stephen Toope is chosen as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 10:55 am

Home Office 'won't see pupil nationality'

The government says it will not pass data on pupils' nationality to immigration officials or the Home Office.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:39 am

'Smart drug' warning for students

The government's watchdog issues a warning to students about the dangers of taking cognitive enhancers or "smart drugs".

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:38 am

Scots teachers are 'dangerously overstretched' by vacancies

There were more than 500 teacher vacancies in Scotland's schools as pupils returned after their summer break, figures have shown.

Posted on: 24 September 2016 | 6:13 pm

Welsh university tuition fees pegged at £9,000

Welsh university tuition fees will be pegged at £9,000 next year despite colleges in England being given the go-ahead to charge up to £9,250.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 11:42 am

Brexit: UK universities consider EU branches

UK universities could open campuses in Europe to offset the effect of Brexit, some vice-chancellors have suggested.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 10:57 am

University of Aberdeen staff face compulsory redundancies

Compulsory redundancies may happen at the University of Aberdeen's medical school due to a low uptake of a voluntary severance and early retirement scheme.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 8:30 am

Academies encouraged to open selective schools

Ministers urge academy chains to set up new selective schools in England and units for high-ability pupils.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 7:37 am

Sri Lanka bans schools from imposing dress codes on parents

Schools in Sri Lanka are banned from imposing dress codes on parents. after a poster telling women what to wear sparked an outcry online.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 6:32 am

More support call for children with special needs

Many children with special needs are not getting a fair chance in schools, the Children's Commissioner for Wales says.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 3:45 am

Class action

Turkey is pursuing a world-wide campaign to shut down schools linked to exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, but what are these schools and how are they linked to him?

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 6:44 pm

Grammar schools expansion 'could dumb them down'

Plans to expand the number of grammar school places could dumb down their results, research suggests.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 6:42 pm

Confidence crisis

A survey of 4,000 18- to 30-year-olds in Britain suggests many feel their lives are "on hold". The BBC spoke to four young women to find out why they feel they're being held back in life.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 9:42 am

School quiz

State, grammar or private - where did these people go to school?

Posted on: 13 September 2016 | 9:39 pm

Defying 'banter'

A sex education expert says sexual bullying has become an accepted culture for teenagers within schools.

Posted on: 13 September 2016 | 12:46 pm

Julie Walters: Grammar schools 'divisive and dreadful'

Actress Julie Walters, who went to a grammar school, says expanding them is a 'terrible thing to do'.

Posted on: 13 September 2016 | 6:08 am

'I got groped on the way to class'

MPs say the government has no coherent plan for tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools.

Posted on: 13 September 2016 | 5:49 am

Alternative first days

As social media fills up with photographs of shiny-faced children heading off for the first day of school, the hashtag #notbacktoschool has been gaining traction. Home education parents have posted their first day pictures too.

Posted on: 12 September 2016 | 4:33 am


The story of England's little known third ancient university and how it was killed off by a king.

Posted on: 10 September 2016 | 9:30 pm