More than 100,000 infants are now being taught in “supersize” classes of over 30 pupils amid a growing crisis over school places, according to new figures.
Nearly half of parents in some parts of the country have had their first choice of secondary school rejected, with families in inner cities faring the worst.
Crisis in primary places as one in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school
Teachers’ leaders warned of a crisis in primary school places on a day when thousands of parents had to face up to the disappointment of not getting their child into their first-choice school.
Academies ‘increase divisions between the rich and poor’: Study finds segregation made worse by a wider choice of schooling
The Government’s new academies are creating greater segregation between pupils from rich and poor homes than council-run state schools, according to a groundbreaking study published today.
More students paying more money to study fewer subjects – that is the picture of higher education in Britain painted by research published today, which shows a dramatic reduction in the number of degree courses.
MPs have blocked the Government’s choice for director of its university access watchdog, prompting claims of a political stitch-up which threatens to permanently undermine the body’s independence.