Spectator Schools

Editor’s letter

18 March 2017 9:00 am

One of the huge benefits of the British education system is the sheer number of alternatives on offer. But when…

‘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

The best of schools, the worst of schools

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Shaun Fenton tells Eleanor Doughty about his journey from accountancy to struggling comprehensive to leading light of the independent sector at Reigate Grammar

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

Pssst… wanna get your kid into Eton?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

An army of fixers offer to smooth the path to any top school... for an eye-watering price, by Constance Watson

Does it always pay to switch?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Schools are not power companies so a move will not leave every child better off, says David Turner

Needle time

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Don’t dress up sewing and cooking as fancy new subjects... just teach them as basic life skills, says Lara Prendergast

School portraits

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

A slashed seat? How terribly oiky

18 March 2017 9:00 am

My school trip, by James Delingpole

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…

Can playing computer games make you smarter?

School report: stories from the education front line

10 September 2016 9:00 am

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

Talking heads: Bedales’ Keith Budge on public school without hierarchy

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Bedales headmaster Keith Budge talks to Eleanor Doughty about how he maintains a different sort of school tradition

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

Good riddance to stern matrons and bullying housemasters

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Pastoral care has come an awfully long way in recent years, finds Mark Palmer

The big problem with University Technical Colleges

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Technical colleges are heralded as the future of vocational education. But there are problems, says Laura McInerney

Brexit won’t hurt students nearly as much as they think

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What will Brexit really mean for universities and undergraduates? Ross Clark takes a look

How should schools teach pupils about managing their money?

10 September 2016 9:00 am

The teaching of personal finance in schools has moved up the agenda in recent years, finds Martin Vander Weyer

Language learning: we’re more tongue-tied than ever

10 September 2016 9:00 am

When most of the world knows English, does it matter that foreign language teaching is dying out in our schools? Rhiannon Williams takes a look

School portraits: snapshots of four notable schools

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools