Schools

Pros and cons of grammar schools
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Pros and cons

Pros and cons of grammar schools

Boris Johnson is said to be considering a backbench plan to lift the ban on new grammar schools in England
22 Jun 2022
Does Ofsted require improvement?
Ofsted inspector
Why we’re talking about . . .

Does Ofsted require improvement?

Most teachers think the education watchdog does not drive up standards
14 Jun 2022
Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella
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Podcasts

Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella

Should people who work from home earn 20% less? Is Taiwan at risk of a Chinese invasion? And what does the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest pro…
6 May 2022
Schools, births and children’s appetites
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 30: Pupils at Putney Park School sit down for their lunch on September 30, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
Podcasts

Schools, births and children’s appetites

Do private schools make pupils happier? Is the NHS still failing British mothers? And when do we learn to be carnivores?
15 Apr 2022
‘Teaching positives of colonialism brushes dead bodies under the carpet’
School lesson
Instant Opinion

‘Teaching positives of colonialism brushes dead bodies under the carpet’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
30 Mar 2022
The best of the best prep schools
Port Regis, Dorset
In Focus

The best of the best prep schools

We proudly present our highly acclaimed guide to the UK’s leading prep and junior schools
9 Mar 2022
How to choose the best school for your child
Pupils at Alleyn’s School in south-east London
Expert’s view

How to choose the best school for your child

Finding the right school can be a nerve-racking process but the heads of four leading schools have plenty of wise advice
9 Mar 2022

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The Week Independent Schools Guide
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In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

Our experts choose the best of the best
6 Mar 2022
Book bans: five infamous cases
Books repeatedly targeted for bans include Holocaust graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman
In Focus

Book bans: five infamous cases

Challenges to titles on library shelves and school syllabuses increasing at ‘unprecedented’ rate
22 Feb 2022
‘President Zelensky is in over his head’
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky
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‘President Zelensky is in over his head’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
21 Feb 2022
A history of the Trojan Horse scandal
Michael Gove was education secretary at the time of the scandal
In Focus

A history of the Trojan Horse scandal

Hoax letter sparked investigation into alleged conspiracy to Islamise schools across UK
17 Feb 2022
‘Learning about the Holocaust is not supposed to be a comfortable experience’
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‘Learning about the Holocaust is not supposed to be a comfortable experience’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
27 Jan 2022
US culture war: why book bans are back
Republican Representative Matt Krause
Between the lines

US culture war: why book bans are back

Hundreds of titles targeted in school libraries stand-off between ‘traditionalists’ and ‘left-wing’ rivals
20 Jan 2022
Will Omicron force schools to close again?
Pupils returning to school after the third lockdown
Behind the scenes

Will Omicron force schools to close again?

Staff and pupil absences already causing ‘chaos’, headteachers and unions warn
14 Dec 2021
Headteacher says handwriting is ‘tiring and antiquated’
A pupil writing
Tall Tales

Headteacher says handwriting is ‘tiring and antiquated’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Dec 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?
School pupils in Scotland
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
School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds
Children sit at socially distanced desks at Harris Academy, London
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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
How 100,000 ‘lost children’ disappeared from UK school system
Children in classroom
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
School children in a playground
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
‘Theresa May is reborn after a painful political death’
Theresa May
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‘Theresa May is reborn after a painful political death’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
10 Jun 2021
‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’
Boris Johnson
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‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Apr 2021
What #MeToo will mean for British schools
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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 best prep schools of 2021
Guildford High Junior School
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
Children at Epsom College
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
Sevenoaks School
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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?
A student uses a lateral flow test under the supervision of a staff member.
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
A pupil uses a lateral flow test on her return to school today
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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
Getting to grips with . . .

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
‘To ensure this lockdown is the last one, we should not make the same mistake twice’
A woman walks child to school
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‘To ensure this lockdown is the last one, we should not make the same mistake twice’

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23 Feb 2021
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