Primary schools

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Teachers’ strike in England and Wales to go ahead after talks fail
Union accuses education secretary of ‘squandering opportunity’ to avert planned action on Wednesday

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @4:36 PM

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Good early years teaching may boost earnings of children in England – study
Study reports one in 40 primary schools in England produce entire classes likely to earn more than their peers

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Primary schools in London ‘may need to merge or close’ as intakes dwindle
Report by London Councils says falling birthrate, Brexit and Covid-era flight from cities causing sharp fall in pupil numbers

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Children as young as five in England target of new careers programme
Scheme will teach primary pupils about jobs, training and skills

Sally Weale Education correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @3:16 PM

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Jamie Oliver calls for expansion of free school meals in England
Tory ex-chancellor George Osborne also suggests free meals for ‘larger group of the population is the right way forward’

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

27, Dec, 2022 @1:31 PM

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UK scheme supporting Black students to reach Oxbridge expands to nursery schools
The Hemisphere programme helps teachers see how unconscious damages students’ prospects

Amelia Hill

25, Dec, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Parents in Wales lose legal fight against ‘woke’ sex education in primary schools
Judge at Cardiff hearing rejects families’ complaint, saying relationships curriculum does not advocate any one gender identity

Steven Morris

22, Dec, 2022 @5:28 PM

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Welsh school opens pay-what-you-can laundry to help families cut costs
Cadoxton primary installs washing machines and dryer to reduce parent worry about washing clothes this winter

Steven Morris

14, Dec, 2022 @12:54 PM

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MPs and peers do worse than 10-year-olds in maths and English Sats
Campaigners seeking abolition of year 6 SATs staged event at which children invigilated tests on parliamentarians

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @7:06 PM

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London ‘school street’ at centre of dispute dismantled by council
Tower Hamlets removes play space in long-running row with parents over traffic near primary school

Harriet Grant

01, Dec, 2022 @2:37 PM

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The Guardian view on the pandemic’s educational impact: make good learning losses | Editorial
Editorial: Increasing numbers of primary-age pupils are missing targets. Nurseries as well as schools need resources to catch up

Editorial

24, Nov, 2022 @6:55 PM

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Thousands of English schools in grip of funding crisis plan redundancies
‘Unprecedented’ deficits will force heads to make ‘catastrophic’ cuts and reduce support for vulnerable pupils, NAHT warns

Sally Weale Education correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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