A government consultation on faith school reforms also seeks views to allow new special academies and existing special academies registered as having a faith ethos to apply to have "religious character".

Commission on Young Lives report aims to reduce school exclusions

A new report from the the Commission on Young Lives calls for all schools to become more inclusive.

New measures announced to reduce pupil absence

New expert attendance advisers with decades of first-hand experience are to begin work to reduce pupil absence.

Collins makes warning over private and state school gap

Sir Kevan Collins has voiced his concern that the ‘educational legacy of Covid could be growing inequality’ across the UK.

Data shows soaring private school grades

Data released by Ofqual has shown that private schools have seen their grades soar compared to state schools this year.

Teacher numbers to increase in Scotland

Targeted funding to recruit 1,000 new teachers and 500 pupil support assistants in the next academic year has been announced.

Pupils ‘easy prey for gangs’ when schools reopen

Anne Longfield has warned that ministers are completely unprepared to deal with the sharp rise in exclusions that could happen when schools reopen.

Failing young people’s futures ‘not an option’, says Labour

Keir Starmer has warned the Conservatives that a second year of results chaos which fails to protect young people’s futures is ‘not an option’.

Exams should go ahead in 2021-22, says Ofqual

Arrangements for exams and other assessments for Vocational and Technical Qualifications in 2021 to 22 have been confirmed.

AQA to refund 26 per cent of entry fees paid

AQA has announced that it will be returning all of this to schools and colleges, meaning refunding 26 per cent of the entry fees paid.

Government announces skills training boost

Further measures to boost the nation’s skills and get more people into better paid jobs have been announced.

Better mental health support for young people

A coalition of health and education experts have committed to making mental health and wellbeing a central part of education recovery plans.

Schools in Wales to determine exam grades

Pupils in Wales studying for GCSE, AS and A levels this year will receive grades determined by their school or college.

Classes being moved online in Wales from 14 December

Kirsty Williams has announced that secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from 14 December.

Funding to support schools and colleges during pandemic

The Department for Education has announced a new short-term Covid workforce fund, to help keep education settings open.