Probably not coming to Holyport College: the Eton Wall Game

A new way over the wall

6 September 2014

By sponsoring academies, public schools can not only justify their charitable status but can extend their influence, says Ross Clark


'Unless you're pushing it, it will go backwards': Justine Greening's warning on social mobility

6 September 2014

The International Development Secretary says her party needs to get back to Thatcher's message of aspiration for all

Helmut Kohl

Revealed: the Kremlin files which prove that Nato never betrayed Russia

6 September 2014

Secret official records contradict the stab-in-the-back myth that justifies Russian expansionism


Early editions

6 September 2014

Contributing to a homegrown school magazine can inspire a passion for writing that endures into adulthood, says Emily Rhodes


I know that Richard Dawkins is wrong about Down’s syndrome, because I know my son

6 September 2014

Eddie is capable of living a fulfilling life, and if he’s a luxury society can’t afford then that’s not a society I want to live in


Libya's boat people, and Italy's tragic folly

6 September 2014

The 'mare nostrum' policy has acted as a magnet for boat people; the crisis is only growing


Pushing the right buttons

6 September 2014

The changes being introduced in teaching computer science are long overdue, says  Rhiannon Williams

Second Television Debate Between Alex Salmond And Alistair Darling

The surprise winners from the referendum? Scotland. Politics. Big ideas are back at last

6 September 2014

This campaign has brought back conviction politics. It’s been as invigorating as a seaside walk on a raw and windswept spring morning

The BNP Hold A Demonstration In Central London

Is Britain hardening its heart against Muslims?

6 September 2014

Attitudes in this country are still tolerant. But current headlines give reason to fear that might change

Girls sitting South Korea’s famously competitive university entrance test. North London Collegiate offers IBs instead

Escape from the hothouse

6 September 2014

Molly Guinness visits the British school that’s giving Korean children a more rounded alternative to their country’s fearsome exam culture

Sicily’s answer to the Cotswolds: Ragusa

Sicily – notes from a large island

6 September 2014

This isn't some Italian Isle of Wight. It's an ancient cultural treasure with enough variety in landscape for a continent


Great masters

6 September 2014

It only takes one excellent teacher to transform someone’s entire school career, says Mark Palmer


Decline and rise again

6 September 2014

Verb says to noun, ‘Would you like to conjugate?’ Noun replies, ‘No, I decline.’ A nice witticism for Latin-lovers brought up on L.A. Wilding’s Latin Course for Schools; but do… Read more


History of art needn't be a subject just for posh public-school girls

6 September 2014

Lara Prendergast says it’s a shame that the study of history of art fails to flourish in state schools

Going green remains a pressing obligation that schools cannot afford to ignore

It is easy being green

6 September 2014

Johnnie Kerr on how one school’s efforts to overhaul its ancient heating system will end up saving both energy and money


More than just paying the bills

6 September 2014

Mark Milling on the role of a modern school bursar


Hard times

6 September 2014

Why are the greatest schools in literature so steeped in Gothic severity? By Harry Mount


Pipe dreams

6 September 2014

The tuba defeated John Newton as a schoolboy. Now, as a headmaster, he’s taking it on again


Tough luck, old boys

6 September 2014

Contrary to public perception, there are ever fewer Old Etonians in Parliament, says Tim Wigmore


Keeping the flame alive

6 September 2014

A religious ethos still makes a real difference in education, says Abbot Aidan Bellenger


Revealed: The hidden crisis in Britain's ambulance services

30 August 2014

Paramedics are fleeing. Needless callouts are mounting. When will the government notice?


Igor Strelkov: the face of Russia's frightening future

30 August 2014

Ultra-nationalists like the bizarre Igor Strelkov are the force that Putin feels most need to bend to


The real scandal in Rotherham is that social work doesn't work

30 August 2014

This profession resistant to empirical evaluation may harm as much as it helps


Switching on to a new generation gap

30 August 2014

As YouTube and Netflix replace the telly, we're losing a set of shared references between age groups

28 Days Before The Independence Referendum

The SNP’s 'cybernats' are a modern political scourge – with the zeal of converts

30 August 2014

If – and probably when – Yes Scotland loses, where will all that frantic energy go?