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DfE consultation: have your say

Schools have until 12 December to take part in consultation on new package of school and unive...

PM to consult on schools' charitable status

Theresa May announces plans to amend Charity Commission guidance for independent schools

PM vows to 'relax restrictions' on grammar schools

In first major speech, Theresa May announces plans to open and extend grammar schools to boost...

PM plans for high fee universities to raise school standards

The new plan will require universities to set up new schools or sponsor existing under perform...

How the top grades will be awarded in new GCSEs

Ofqual confirms how GCSE grades, including 8 and 9, will be awarded

Rydal Penrhos alumni Ben Elton joins #Refugene campaign

TV star speaks on plight of his family, who took refuge at Rydal Penrhos during height of Nazi...

New leaders join King Edward's Witley

New head of Lower School and Director of Sport appointed at King Edward's

John Claughton retires after decade of leadership

Chief Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham hands the reins to Dr Mark Fenton from Septem...

More guidance needed for A-level subject choices

As students collect GCSE results, Which? University says university applicants don't think the...

Record numbers placed in higher education

UCAS data shows clearing was 'busiest ever' as 474,710 people placed into full time higher edu...

No 'I' in team

Hilary Moriarty says the 'teamwork' buzzword has come around again - haven't you heard?

Leading creative schools

We talk to Mike Buchanan, head of Ashford School, about his new role as HMC Chair and this yea...

Flying high

Independent schools celebrate outstanding results as university offers soar, despite national ...

Let's clear up the clearing myths

Research from London South Bank University reveals major differences between young people's pe...

Moving on up

Helen Jeys, new head of Alderley Edge School for Girls, looks at making the transition from ma...

Goddard Inquiry under new leadership

Professor Alexis Jay to lead child abuse inquiry following resignation of Justice Goddard

Making a U-turn on political apathy

Matteo Bergamini, founder of Shout Out UK, says political literacy is crucial now more than ev...

Grammar schools could return in 'social mobility' drive

Selective school ban could be lifted as soon as October, it has been reported

So long, farewell

Loughborough Grammar School says goodbye to long-serving duo

Book corner: Effective School Governance

Swot up for the new academic year with this new guide for school governors

Editor's blog: Making room for the arts

Ebacc and STEM focus risk seeing arts, sport and music as second-class subjects, says Stephani...

New head for prestigious Dragon School

Crispin Hyde-Dunn, current head of Abingdon Prep, to join the Dragon in 2017

New report shows what universities are really looking for

Commitment, passion and perseverance essential for clearing success, according to new admissio...

Highfield Prep School pupils welcome new head

James Savile joins school sports day to meet students ahead of new role in September

Two new faces at King Edward's Witley

Head of geography and new housemaster joins school from September

State educated ministers dominate new cabinet

Sutton Trust analysis shows big rise in state educated ministers

UWC Atlantic College appoints new principal

UWC Maastricht head Peter Howe to join South Wales international school from 2017

New head for Queen's College Taunton

Dr Lorraine Earps has taken on headship following three years as Deputy Head

Justine Greening: the most 'important job' in the cabinet

There are four key priorities for the new Secretary of State for Education, says National Asso...

Book corner: Fish Can't Climb Trees

Helyn Connerr's Mercury Model theory is based on the idea that we all learn differently

Gherkin designer returns to inspire

Bolton School alumni attends prize-giving day to give behind-the-scenes talk on iconic London ...

New head of riding takes the reins at Polwhele

Polwhele House in Truro appoints new Head of Riding to develop their equestrian programme

Parents' need for data growing, says new survey

SIMS Independent survey shows over half of schools are seeing more requests for comparison of ...

New chair of governors at Dame Allan's 

Dame Allan's Schools have announced appointment of a new chair of governors

New directions

The world of careers advice has not kept up with the pace of change in society, says Hilary Mo...

Schools closed over NUT strike

Following failed talks with the DfE, NUT members to strike today over funding and contracts

How will Brexit impact UK independent schools?

Paul Norton looks into the possible outcomes for the independent education sector in the after...

'No change' to EU pupils following Brexit vote

Following calls for reassurance, DfE statement says government is business as usual with no ch...

Half of education shadow cabinet stand down

Labour's education team split as MPs stand down, whilst Conservative team considers party lead...

EU pupils fearful of racism

NAHT writes open letter to prime minister calling for assurances for EU pupils