Schools

School portraits: snapshots of four notable schools

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

The Burkini story: proudly born in Australia (and only 60% Muslim)

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Behind the cover-up Some facts about Burkinis: — The Burkini was invented by Ahedi Zanetti, a Lebanese-born Australian businesswoman, in…

New grammar schools need not bring back the problems of the old ones

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Those who want to revive grammar schools are accused of ‘bring backery’ — the unthinking idea that the past was…

Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Should employees be judged by their parents’ income?

Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled

300 signatures can be wrong. How about 2 million?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Name check 306 business people signed a letter to the Daily Telegraph saying that Britain would be better off outside…

If the Sats-strike parents get their way only the poorer kids will suffer

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to…

West Heslerton and other villages with one careful owner

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Squire power The village of West Heslerton in Yorkshire was put up for sale at £20 million after its owner,…

Spreading the word: boys from independent Dover College carry stacks of books through the town in 1963

Can a public school ever share its culture of success with a local comp?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

There were high hopes when Eton, Wellington and others took local comps under their wing... but the results are mixed, says Ross Clark

School uniform doesn’t stifle creative expression... it positively encourages it

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Far from stifling individuality, school uniform positively encourages creative expression, declares one-time schoolboy rebel Mark Palmer

Queue for boarding: state schools with live-in pupils are in high demand

12 March 2016 9:00 am

State schools with live-in pupils are a little known but highly successful part of the education system, says Beth Noakes

Word play: children enjoy learning the quirks of a language

Children love to learn grammar and thanks to Michael Gove they will get the chance

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Ed Clarke welcomes a renewed emphasis on the nuts and bolts of language after a long period of neglect

A portrait of repression? Life class at the Female School of Art, Queen’s Square, London, 1868

Are single-sex schools good for girls?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Alice Cockerell and Camilla Swift, who both went to girls’ schools, debate the question

Aim high: moody teenage girls end up as young women ready to face adult life with confidence

Years after my school military training, the Force is still with me

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Alexandra Farrelly says school military training was the making of her

Owe no: an average graduate must now repay debts of £44,035

Is a degree worth the debt?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

As today’s students face owing huge sums into their 50s, Constance Watson hears both sides of the argument

School dinners: when the slop had to stop

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Today’s kids can choose school dinners from healthy global menus. But parents still take them to McDonald’s for breakfast, says Laura Freeman

At the chalkface: two faces of Michael Schützer-Weissmann, who taught English at Sherborne and Shrewsbury

A tribute to ‘Shutz’, the schoolmaster who made me

12 March 2016 9:00 am

One inspiring teacher can transform the lives of generations of pupils... Aidan Hartley was lucky enough to find his in ‘Schutz’

Morning glory: a walk through the abbey cloisters takes Westminster School pupils to 9 a.m. school service... and Harry to deliver his speech

I ignored Westminster Abbey as a schoolboy. Now I’m at the pulpit singing its praises

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Young Harry Mount barely noticed Westminster Abbey during 400 school services. Thirty years later he sang its praises from the pulpit

School drinking is the best drinking of all

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Head teachers may try to control it, but for Ed Cumming alcohol was the most fun between the ages of 13 and 18

Staved off: music is full of infant prodigies but today it’s usual to wait until 11 to 14 for specialist schooling

It’s not child’s play to nurture the talent of a musical prodigy

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Daisy Dunn on how best to nurture young talent in music or the arts

Though they never went quite as far as these schoolgirls, good deportment was enforced with rigour at Cheltenham in the 1950s

Horrible histories of the famously austere Cheltenham Ladies’ College in the 1950s

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Ysenda Maxtone Graham contrasts chilly 1950s tales of the famously disciplined Cheltenham Ladies’ College with life at the school today

On parade: the marching band from Christ’s Hospital School at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Portraits of four notable schools

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Snapshots of four of notable schools, by Camilla Swift

Private-school ‘superheads’ are a publicity-seeking waste of time

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Private-school ‘superheads’ are wonderful for publicity.They may not be so good for teaching

To survive as a Tory teacher, you have to keep quiet

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Surviving as a Tory teacher means keeping quiet

It’s dangerous and wrong to tell all children they’re ‘gender fluid’

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Children are not all ‘gender fluid’. It’s dangerous and wrong to try to persuade them that they are