Schools

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…

Letters: the government should not take responsibility for obesity

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Fat responsibility Sir: Prue Leith is right to note that the state picks up the bill for our national obesity…

Editor’s Letter

9 September 2017 9:00 am

We live in an age where technology surrounds us almost all of the time. In the Western world, smartphones are…

Sport in our state schools is in a sorry state of play

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Sport in state schools is not up to par, writes William Cook

Pray time is just as vital as play time in our schools

9 September 2017 9:00 am

A traditional church service is a vital part of school life. Harry Mount

GCSE reform is just the halfway point of the schools revolution we need

26 August 2017 9:00 am

George Tomlinson, the post-war education secretary, declared that politicians should leave exams to the teachers because ‘the minister knows nowt…

‘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…

Parents, not schools, are key to our children’s knowledge gap

5 August 2017 9:00 am

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has just published a report looking at the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged 16-year-olds…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Aid is not the answer Bill Gates says he is a huge fan of capitalism and trade (Save Aid!, 22…

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

‘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

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

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

The case against a second Scottish referendum

11 March 2017 9:00 am

On Scottish independence Sir: Alex Massie writes of the order permitting a second Scottish independence referendum: ‘Having granted such an…

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…

Do children have a right to term-time holidays?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

I feel conflicted about Jon Platt, the parent at the centre of the court case about unauthorised school absences. On…

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…

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…

I’ve seen the future of English education, and it makes me sad

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a…

What Momentum Kids gets right

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Forgive me if I don’t get too worked up about Momentum Kids. For those who haven’t been following Labour’s internal…

Editor’s letter

10 September 2016 9:00 am

In August the papers were full of smiling pupils clutching their exam results. Now we’re in September, when children and…

A Year 7 pupil from The Elms with one of its prize-winning Hereford cattle

State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

10 September 2016 9:00 am

State schools are discovering the benefits of huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’, finds Camilla Swift

Going to boarding school at age 16 changed my life

10 September 2016 9:00 am

A new school at age 16 changed my life, says William Cook. That’s why I’m doing the same for my son

What makes a great art room in school? It’s all about the mess

10 September 2016 9:00 am

School art studios should be all about the creative atmosphere – and the mess, says Laura Freeman