Education

Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign
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In Depth

Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign

England’s Covid jab programme for 12 to 15-year-olds has fallen behind Scotland’s
11 Oct 2021
The top 20 universities in the UK
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In Brief

The top 20 universities in the UK

Oxford University ousted from top spot for the first time
17 Sep 2021
The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best
Oakham School in Rutland is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking
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The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best

We proudly present our highly acclaimed guide to the UK’s leading independent senior schools. Education experts Emma Lee-Potter and Janita Clamp have …
10 Sep 2021
The Week Independent Schools Guide
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In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

Our experts choose the best of the best
10 Sep 2021
The Week Schools Guide: Lessons from the pandemic
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Expert’s view

The Week Schools Guide: Lessons from the pandemic

Real-time, face-to-face teaching and learning are irreplaceable, says Magnus Bashaarat, head of Bedales
9 Sep 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh Award: building confidence and resilience
Students from Bolton School Girls’s Division on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The Duke of Edinburgh Award: building confidence and resilience

Confidence, independence and teamworking skills are just some of the benefits young people gain from doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Dorothy Lepk…
9 Sep 2021
Will Covid disrupt schools this year?
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In Depth

Will Covid disrupt schools this year?

Lessons could be delayed by at least a week to allow all pupils to be fully tested
26 Aug 2021

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Top marks at A level
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Top marks at A level

Record results caused problems for universities and raised questions about inequalities
20 Aug 2021
Are too many people going to university in the UK?
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Today’s big question

Are too many people going to university in the UK?

Ministers urge school-leavers to consider alternative paths
12 Aug 2021
School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds
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School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds

Only 0.42% of secondary students tested positive in June
12 Aug 2021
Gavin Williamson ‘wetting himself’ amid A-level results row
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Behind the scenes

Gavin Williamson ‘wetting himself’ amid A-level results row

Boris Johnson reportedly lining up replacement for beleaguered education minister
11 Aug 2021
Will the UK have a second year of A-level results chaos?
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Will the UK have a second year of A-level results chaos?

A grades awarded in almost half of exams amid ‘rampant grade inflation’
10 Aug 2021
Is it time to end Covid isolation for schoolchildren?
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Today’s big question

Is it time to end Covid isolation for schoolchildren?

One in 20 state school pupils miss classes on a single day as result of coronavirus policy
29 Jun 2021
How 100,000 ‘lost children’ disappeared from UK school system
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In Brief

How 100,000 ‘lost children’ disappeared from UK school system

Experts warn that vulnerable pupils may be recruited by gangs after failing to return to education post-lockdown
28 Jun 2021
‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report
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Between the lines

‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report

Commons committee claim ‘white privilege’ contributing to ‘systemic neglect’ of white working-class pupils
22 Jun 2021
The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools
A sign reads 'Girls Should Feel Safe at School' outside a school in Hampstead
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The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools

Watchdog says that most girls and half of boys have been sent explicit pictures
10 Jun 2021
Lost learning: does the post-pandemic education plan go far enough?
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Today’s big question

Lost learning: does the post-pandemic education plan go far enough?

Extra £1.4bn added to government education recovery fund – but experts say much more will be needed
2 Jun 2021
Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?
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Business Briefing

Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?

Key economic bills include planning system reform and a lifetime skills guarantee
11 May 2021
Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?
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In Brief

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?

Proposal described by critics as ‘catastrophic’ and ‘an attack on the future of UK arts’
6 May 2021
What #MeToo will mean for British schools
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Getting to grips with . . .

What #MeToo will mean for British schools

Officials are working with senior police officers and Ofsted to look at the huge number of sexual abuse allegations, which one police chief has called…
29 Mar 2021
The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
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Getting to grips with . . .

The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

West Yorkshire school closed and teacher in hiding after protests by angry parents
26 Mar 2021
The best books for teenagers
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The wish list

The best books for teenagers

 Teachers, librarians and writers about the books they think all teens should read by the time they’re 16
18 Mar 2021
The best books for children and young teens
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The wish list

The best books for children and young teens

Heads, teachers and librarians tell us about the books they think every child should read by the time they are 13
16 Mar 2021
The best prep schools of 2021
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In Depth

The best prep schools of 2021

Emma Lee-Potter and Janita Clamp consult education experts, teachers, parents and pupils to discover the best of the best
15 Mar 2021
How schools can support children’s mental health
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In Depth

How schools can support children’s mental health

The best have helped their students to build resilience during the challenges of the past year
10 Mar 2021
The International Baccalaureate explained
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The International Baccalaureate explained

Around 4,500 UK students take the IB Diploma in the sixth form every year. But what are its advantages and how does it compare to A levels?
10 Mar 2021
Will false-positive Covid tests slash school attendance?
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Will false-positive Covid tests slash school attendance?

Experts fear that thousands of uninfected pupils may be sent home as a result of inaccurate lateral flow testing
9 Mar 2021
Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking
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Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking

Uptick in Covid infections expected as children head back to classrooms
8 Mar 2021
The Week Independent Schools Guide
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In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

Our experts choose the best of the best
5 Mar 2021
Everything we know about schools reopening
School children wearing face masks on their return to classrooms in Scotland
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Everything we know about schools reopening

School leaders have raised concerns that implementing mass testing before students return on 8 March may be impossible - but England’s deputy chief me…
25 Feb 2021
Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal
Former director of the Institute of Political Studies Frederic Mion in 2018
In Brief

Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of students are sharing allegations implicating top educational establishment
12 Feb 2021
When will students be allowed back to university?
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Today’s big question

When will students be allowed back to university?

Government facing questions about whether tuition and accommodation fees will be repaid
11 Feb 2021
Portugal bans remote learning for private schools
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa
Stranger than fiction

Portugal bans remote learning for private schools

Expat children unable to learn from home after criticism of state school online teaching
27 Jan 2021
When will the UK’s schools reopen?
A child takes part in teaching at home on a laptop.
Behind the scenes

When will the UK’s schools reopen?

Tory MPs threaten to revolt over plans to keep pupils at home until May
25 Jan 2021
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