Education

Vocational schools are not to be sneered at

18 August 2018 9:00 am

When I was 16 I failed all my O-levels, bar a grade C in English Literature, and concluded I wasn’t…

What the education system needs is more marketisation, not less

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Towards the end of 2009, shortly after I announced my intention to set up England’s first free school, I debated…

Letters: Rod Liddle is right, Toby Young is wrong and Bruce Anderson must stop

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Campaign for real cricket Sir: Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s splendid article ‘Cricket, unlovely cricket’ (28 April) remonstrated against the threat to Test…

Why do British charities want to shut down private schools in Africa?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

British charities are putting ideology before education

Low-cost private schools are transforming lives in the third world

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Low-cost schools are changing lives in the third world

How to get your child into the best state school: an insider's tips

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Monday was ‘national offer day’, which means that more than half a million parents across England were notified about which…

Wild Wild Country makes me want to set up my own cult

14 April 2018 9:00 am

I have decided to set up a cult, which you are all welcome to join, especially those of you who…

Letters: the very belief that poorer pupils do less well is what limits them

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Self-limiting beliefs Sir: As someone who spent much of his working life teaching at Eton and Harrow, it was amusing…

Increasing NI contributions would burden those who can least afford it

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Reform National Insurance Sir: One objection to an increase in National Insurance contributions to rescue the NHS is that it…

Editor’s letter

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Is it the responsibility of schools to teach children about relationships and sexual consent? Or is that something parents ought…

School report: a round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

17 March 2018 9:00 am

A round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

How boys learn

17 March 2018 9:00 am

For too long, boys have been allowed to underperform writes Katherine Forster

The International Baccalaureate vs. A levels

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Is the International Baccalaureate really better than A-levels? asks Ross Clark

School portraits

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

My football lesson

17 March 2018 9:00 am

In my day, it was a trip to the footie, not trekking in the Himalayas, writes Mark Palmer

‘I’ll eat you alive’ - Angela Rayner interview

6 January 2018 9:00 am

The shadow education minister on how teenage motherhood shaped her politics

Scotland used to have the best schools system in the world. Then devolution happened

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Once one of the best in the world, Scotland’s education system has been steadily marching backwards for the past ten…

Why did Teach First take down my blog on genetics, IQ and education?

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I had the unusual experience last Sunday of appearing on a panel to defend free speech having been the victim…

Over-protective parents are making kids miserable – and fat

28 October 2017 9:00 am

We think we are protecting children but we are harming them

Sadly, no school can teach true grit

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I am currently wrestling with a dilemma. I have agreed to contribute to a panel discussion on character education at…

Michael Rosen reveals what a nasty place 1950s Britain was

7 October 2017 9:00 am

In 1952, the five-year-old Michael Rosen and his brother were taken on holiday along the Thames by their communist parents.…

Do one in four girls aged 14 really suffer from depression? Probably not

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Are British teenagers suffering from an epidemic of mental illness? Yes, according to a ‘government-funded study’ which found that 24…

You can conquer America – if you’re brilliant, rich and super-organised

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Everyone’s applying to the US but be warned: getting in is tough. Ysenda Maxtone-Graham

Traditional school trunks and tuck boxes are treasures for life

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Traditional trunks and tuck boxes are treasures for life. Laura Freeman

The top British schools that can’t give away places

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Help with school fees is available – but many 100 per cent bursaries are left to go begging. Susan Hamlyn