Conservative

Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k from... Read more
At what point does a stock phrase become a target for derision? We saw it in the last election when Theresa May tried to convince the electorate that... Read more
‘One in four children go to failing secondary schools,’ says the New Schools Network (NSN), the taxpayer funded charity set up to promote free... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) doesn’t know the value of charges registered against free schools, Freedom of Information has revealed. Legal... Read more
This morning, on Radio 4's Today programme, George Osborne claimed that the transformation of London schools was due to the introduction of academies... Read more
Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before . But let's be honest: this... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
The proportion of pupils entering at least five EBacc subjects has gone down since 2016, from 39.7% in 2016 to 38.2% in 2017, Department for... Read more
Attending university is one of life’s biggest financial decisions. But young people aren’t able to assess the value of their investment, the National... Read more
At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the March Hare tells Alice that she should say what she means. ‘I do,’ Alice replied; ‘at least—at least I mean what I... Read more
When a contractor on a public contract enters into a sub-contract, there must be a clause in the sub-contract saying payment of valid invoices will... Read more
It’s happened before. And it’s likely to happen again. The Department for Education (DfE) publishes an announcement with misleading data. This is... Read more
The Office for Students (OfS) was propelled onto the public stage following the controversial appointment to its board of Toby Young, New Schools... Read more
Perhaps it was suffering a New Year’s Eve hangover. Perhaps it was January blues. Whatever the excuse, the statement by the Department for Education... Read more
Ministers have insisted GCSE reforms were essential to bring England in line with countries which perform highly in the three-yearly international... Read more
A plan for a new ten-storey secondary academy on a site which has already cost taxpayers £15m has been rejected by Bromley councillors . The Science... Read more
The UK’s flagship aircraft carrier has sprung a leak. There’s a problem with an ‘inflatable rubber ring-style seal’ which prevents sea water flooding... Read more
Test your knowledge of education events discussed on this site in 2017. One point for each answer (they’re at the bottom – don’t cheat) and a bonus... Read more