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First day at school: Mum's before-and-after photos of daughter go viral

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:01
Lucie's new school uniform is on the dishevelled side by the end of the five-year-old's first day.

Glasgow University's 'bold' move to pay back slave trade profits

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 00:18
A Glasgow University study reveals it benefited to the tune of tens of millions of pounds from racial slavery.

GCSEs not gone to plan? Our experts offer advice

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:00
Catherine Sezen, of the Association of Colleges, and Samrita Hayer, of the National Careers Service, offer advice.

What is it like to live in a converted shipping container?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:45
A new report says growing numbers of families live in the buildings but they are often unsuitable.

'It's good to have rules, children know where they stand'

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 09:36
At the Michaela School near Wembley a strict ‘tiger teaching’ approach has drawn both criticism and praise.

GCSEs 2019: Where are we at with new grades 9-1?

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 07:52
As teenagers receive their GCSE results, BBC News explains the new 9-1 grading structure in England.

GCSE results: Nail-biting wait for grades

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 02:29
As hundreds of thousands of pupils await their GCSE results, there is a warning the exams were too hard.

Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 09:38
The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp.

Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's mission

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 03:45
Laura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms.

Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:59
Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.

New T-level study to be worth three A-levels

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:06
University admissions service says the top grade in a T-level qualification will be worth 168 Ucas points.

More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:47
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.

Student loan over-payments of £28m going unclaimed

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 01:07
Graduates have paid millions in repayments after their loans have been cleared.

10 charts on what happens after GCSEs

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:40
At 16, teenagers face a number of training or education choices - but how have these decisions changed over time?

No-deal papers reveal council fears over food supply

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:02
Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards.

Knife crime curfew plan for 12 year olds

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:24
The Home Office is to allow courts to impose restrictions on people police suspect carry weapons.

Edinburgh youth climate strikers allowed one school day off a year

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:05
However, no punishment will be levelled at pupils or parents if they choose to strike for a longer period.

Record number of students seek university through clearing

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:20
Students snap up record number of university places through clearing a day after the A-level results.

Twin festival in northwest France reaches 25th year

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:14
The town of Pleucadeuc in northwest France holds an annual festival for twins, now in its 25th year.

Bournemouth cookery class for young asylum seekers

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:17
Workshops are teaching young asylum seekers how to cook and improve their English skills.