UK teenagers are failing to keep up with youngsters in many Asian countries in reading, maths and science, according to a new OECD survey. Where has British education gone wrong?
A group of students are enjoying an unexpected day off today after an infestation of dangerous 'false widow' spiders was discovered at their school.
The deputy prime minister says the national curriculum should be taught in every school and all teachers should be qualified. One free school founder tells Channel 4 News why he disagrees.
Schools minister David Laws says no school will be allowed to "languish in failure" as an Ofsted report on Al-Madinah school in Derby, a Muslim free school, says it is "in chaos".
The Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw accuses private institutions of offering the state sector "crumbs off their tables".
Twenty-five hours of free childcare funded by the state. Labour is promising to help working families beat the cost of living crisis - with a higher tax on banks to pay for it.
Every child in an English infant school will be eligible for a free lunch under a £600m plan revealed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.
As schools are told to avoid branded uniforms, Channel 4 News asks if uniforms are still seen a sign of identity or an unwelcome expense for hard-pressed parents.
An east London council is drawing up plans to teach local children in shifts, with the possibility of a three day school week, in the face of an acute shortfall in primary school places.