‘Levelling down’ in schools is the problem, not the solution

19 August 2017 9:00 am

The education gap Sir: It is disappointing that Toby Young (‘Parents, not schools, are key to the knowledge gap’, 5…

A fallen comedy god, schoolroom panto and Trumpageddon: Edinburgh Fringe round-up

12 August 2017 9:00 am

What is the Edinburgh Fringe? It’s a sabbatical, a pit stop, a pause-and-check-the-map opportunity for actors who don’t quite know…

Letters: declinism and the backward character of British education

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Technical education Sir: I am grateful to Robert Tombs for highlighting the baleful use of ‘declinism’ as part of the…

Congratulations to Rod for predicting the election result

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Divining Rod Sir: Please congratulate Rod Liddle on being the only commentator who accurately forecast the uncertain general election result…

Schoolgirl days that mark you for life

10 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s not often that books make me laugh aloud. Even books I’m officially finding funny often do no more than…

Letters: how jihadists justify killing women and children

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Ignoring the hadith Sir: Douglas Murray and Jenny McCartney (‘The known wolf’ and ‘A war on joy’, 27 May) are…

The world loves our grammar school system – so why don’t we?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The world loves our grammar schools – why don’t we?

Spectator Letters: Independent schools provide all-round education

8 April 2017 9:00 am

All-round education Sir: While much of Ross Clark’s analysis of the direction that independent education has taken is spot on…

How private schools are risking their charitable status

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Private schools have undermined their charitable status by dashing so shamelessly upmarket

I fit the left’s conception of a populist like a bespoke glove

25 March 2017 9:00 am

My joints were aching suddenly and unaccountably — fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, toes — so I cried off the dinner…

‘Girls think the sciences are not for them – but the results show otherwise’

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

18 March 2017 9:00 am

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

You’ve got to have faith (or be very good at pretending)

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Inside the race for places at sought-after religious schools, by Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Our island story

18 March 2017 9:00 am

It used to be thought that emphasising British history in multi-ethnic schools was somehow wrong. But it is the best way to foster integration, says Robert Peal

Parents? They can’t handle the truth

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Mark Palmer asks why today’s teachers pull their punches in school reports and at parents’ evenings

‘I learned to flatter the interviewer’

Flunking the interview

18 March 2017 9:00 am

School did not prepare me for the hardest part of the job application process, says Henry Jeffreys

It’s a spartan life at ‘the Eton of India’

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Welcome to ‘the Eton of India’, where the elite register their sons at birth, by Will Brown

Victory in sight for the free schools revolution that I helped to lead

11 March 2017 9:00 am

I’m not surprised the Chancellor allocated more money for the free schools policy in the Budget. It’s not an exaggeration…

The real gender gap is not about women’s pay but boys’ lack of attainment

25 February 2017 9:00 am

For a body supposedly committed to eliminating inequality between the sexes, the Women and Equalities Select Committee don’t exactly lead…

Proof that the arts lobby is wrong about Michael Gove’s GCSE reform

11 February 2017 9:00 am

For the past six years or so a variety of arts organisations have been campaigning against the English Baccalaureate, or…

Schools are desperate to teach ‘growth mindset’. But it’s based on a lie

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I had lunch recently with an assistant head of a leading independent school and he told me about their ‘growth…

What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite? It’s their education

7 January 2017 9:00 am

What explains the silliness of the liberal elite? Their education

Philip Hammond's school days

10 December 2016 9:00 am

The young Philip Hammond was a right-leaning, Telegraph-reading, teacher-challenging dance entrepreneur

Teachers won't like it, but I've discovered a way to fix failing schools

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago I joined forces with Sir Anthony Seldon, the vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, to run an idea…

Above and below: apprentices at Jaeger-LeCoultre

The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Switzerland’s watch apprentices are all winners, says William Cook

Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…