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More than 90 English primary schools to close or face closure for lack of pupils
Guardian analysis lays bare effect of dwindling pupil numbers and associated funding amid rising housing and childcare costs

Carmen Aguilar García and Heather Stewart

29, May, 2023 @11:34 AM

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‘Where am I going to send my children?’: anguish as schools close across England
In Lewes, a catholic primary may shut as parents are driven out by lack of affordable housing while parents of London school face ‘terrible decision’

Heather Stewart

29, May, 2023 @11:14 AM

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We desperately need a government who will say it: Britain is still reeling from Covid | John Harris
Pupil absence is soaring. Long-term sickness is hammering the workforce. Yet some senior Tories expend all their energy on defending Boris Johnson, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

29, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Sure Start director says childcare reform is for UK economy not children
Naomi Eisenstadt, first programme lead, says there is lack of attention on what childcare is actually for

Alexandra Topping

28, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Pupils who used food banks in pandemic fared worse at GCSEs, study finds
Findings prompt concerns about long-term impact of cost-of-living crisis on poorer students’ life chances

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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UK parents: what is behind the rise in school absences?
We want to speak to parents whose children are off school more often than before the pandemic

Guardian community team

24, May, 2023 @12:53 PM

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Funding for national tutoring programme in England to be doubled next academic year
Government agrees to reverse policy of cutting subsidy, with remaining amount being paid by schools

Tobi Thomas

23, May, 2023 @4:17 PM

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Spare a thought for Britain’s new persecuted minority: the privately educated | Frances Ryan
They’re losing their grip on Oxbridge, and Labour threatens to strip elite schools of their charitable status. It just won’t do, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

23, May, 2023 @1:11 PM

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John Nicholson obituary
Other lives: Director of music at Gordonstoun school who also created the Schubertline website

Sophie McCook

21, May, 2023 @4:35 PM

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Teaching unions in England urge ministers to resume pay talks
Call comes as independent review body to recommend 6.5% pay rise for teachers in England

Richard Adams Education editor

21, May, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Class sizes in England could go up to 60 warn heads in funding pay row
Headteachers say they will be forced to double class sizes and introduce four-day weeks to tackle underfunding

Anna Fazackerley

20, May, 2023 @3:32 PM

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UK schools ‘bewildered’ by AI and do not trust tech firms, headteachers say
School leaders announce launch of body to protect students from the risks of artificial intelligence

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, May, 2023 @9:50 AM

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