School funding

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Headteachers fight for funds to shore up England’s dilapidated classrooms
Hundreds of schools are queueing for cash to replace leaky roofs and failing heating. Yet each year only 50 will get money to rebuild

Michael Savage

14, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Victorian public schools face $20bn funding shortfall, analysis shows
Private schools will be overfunded by almost $400m, but public schools will fall short of national standards

Adeshola Ore

13, Mar, 2022 @7:48 PM

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The Guardian view on schools: it is ministers who require improvement | Editorial
Editorial: Precarious finances and worrying disparities point to poor stewardship of England’s schools through the pandemic


11, Mar, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Senior teachers will endure long pay freeze under DfE plans, study finds
Pay rise for new teachers will come at expense of much lower increases for those with experience

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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DfE calls for boost to starting teachers’ salaries in England
Unions ask review body to recommend all teaching staff receive same government-funded increase

Richard Adams Education editor

04, Mar, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Educational inequality and a tale of two Australian schools
In 2011, David Gonski visited two western Sydney schools and determined to reduce the gap between them. What has happened in the decade since his lauded report?

Chris Bonnor and Tom Greenwell

27, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Food agency to check school lunches in England meet standards
Inspections are part of government plans to tackle obesity in line with its ‘levelling up’ policy

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Feb, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Move to improve education outcomes latest part of levelling-up plans
Numeracy and literacy targets for primary school pupils part of ministers’ push on standards

Sally Weale Education correspondent

01, Feb, 2022 @12:01 AM

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‘Fund state schools at the level of private ones’: what sort of levelling up do headteachers want?
The government has promised to improve opportunities across the UK. Heads aren’t clear what it means for their schools

Fiona Millar

29, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Jamie Oliver to meet education secretary over school food plans
Nadhim Zahawi responds to letter from chef and school leaders urging action over child obesity rise in Covid pandemic

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Jan, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Most deprived schools hit hardest by education cuts in England, IFS says
Spending down 14% in real terms at most disadvantaged secondaries, compared with 9% at least deprived

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘Chronic’ lack of investment in UK primary school libraries revealed
National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House call for urgent action after report shows 40% of primary schools have no dedicated library budget

Alison Flood

02, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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