Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 10:08 am

Charity sends schools Ebola resource

Schools across the UK are being sent teaching resources on Ebola, by the charity Action Aid, to help develop a better understanding of the disease.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:58 am

Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'

Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 3:27 am

Disabled students: Molly goes to university

A deafblind student's first month at university

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 2:38 am

The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:37 pm

VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'

A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 3:05 pm

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:34 am

VIDEO: Gandalf offers pupils exam advice

On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:34 am

Tackling education's rich-poor gap

How can the rich-poor gap be closed?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:13 am

Boarding schools issue Ebola advice

The Boarding Schools Association has issued guidance on Ebola after some heads asked how to deal with students returning from affected countries.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 12:37 pm

Students diagnosed with meningitis

Two Strathclyde University students diagnosed with meningitis are said to be stable and showing signs of recovery in hospital.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 10:57 am

Grants for children's mental health

Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 10:33 am

PE cash 'can benefit obese pupils'

Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 9:45 am

College-based degrees fail inspection

Inspectors failed almost a third of further education colleges offering higher education courses that were checked this year.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 7:31 am

Boys of five trail girls in three Rs

Five-year-old boys lag behind girls in reading, writing and maths, official statistics suggest.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 12:03 pm

UK coders triumph in Europe contest

Three youngsters from the UK triumph in a Europe-wide coding competition organised by Microsoft.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 7:20 am

Students doubling up in single rooms

Students at some universities are having to share single rooms, the BBC has learned.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 7:16 am

Promote British values, schools told

Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 11:28 am

School absence falls, figures show

The number of children in England missing lessons has fallen, as fewer families take term-time holidays, government data shows.

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 8:39 am

Teen trio have chemistry

Teenage science winners aim to tackle world hunger

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 8:18 am

Encourage graduates 'to stay local'

University leavers should be offered a "golden handcuff" to stay and work locally after graduation, a study says.

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 5:50 am

Teens 'should self-regulate net use'

Banning the internet or filtering content may not be the best way to keep children safe online, research suggests.

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 4:07 am

Blair wants religious respect lessons

A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.

Posted by on 15 October 2014 | 12:35 am

Primary pupils to learn about work

Head teachers want primary school pupils to learn more about the links between learning and the world of work.

Posted by on 14 October 2014 | 10:26 pm

Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism

Fight war of ideas against extremism

Posted by on 14 October 2014 | 6:01 pm