The Northern Council of Mosques, representing 400 mosques, has opposed the government’s proposals to require madrassas in England to be registered and inspected.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to put education at the heart of the SNP’s election campaign ahead of the Scottish Parliament election in May.

11 year-olds will be expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 and will be tested using an on screen test before leaving primary school, under new government plans.

School’s are free to prioritise religious teachings over atheism and humanism and should teach that the UK is a principally Christian country, according to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

The revised A-level politics course has been criticised in the House for Lords for cutting feminism from the syllabus.

Home Schooling faces crackdown

Officials are set to review home-schooling amid fears that children may become radicalised by parents.

The government has released a statement concerning the final subject content expected to be seen in further GCSE and AS and A level subjects.

Attainment in Scottish schools has been rated as above international averages in a review from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The government is considering applying to the Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court ruling that the new religious studies (RS) GCSE represents a ‘breach of duty’.

A consultation into whether Year 11 pupils should take the National Reference Tests (NRTs) has been launched by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced at the Publishers’ Association Conference that all pupils should have access to literary classics such as Great Expectations and Jane Eyre.

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