Parent are willing to pay a premium of over £70,000 in order to move into the catchment area of their desired school for their children, according to research from Santander.

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has warned that moves to cut school librarians in Scotland will lead to a ‘decline in literacy’.

Cllr Stuart Rawlings has called on the government to make extra funding available for education in York, claiming its funding levels are disproportionately low.

Private school fees have increased by 21 per cent over the past five years, four times faster than average earnings and 8 per cent above inflation, according to research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking.

The Welsh education system has ‘massive untapped potential’ and the Schools Challenge Cymru (SCC) initiative has a made a ‘significant impact’ within its first two years, according to a leading Welsh government adviser.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to give councils oversight of academy finances.

The Labour Party has pledged to reinstate the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if it is elected into power at the next general election.

Pupils who study at state schools are less likely to appeal their exam results than their independent school peers, figures suggest.

Academies overspent by £171 million for the 2014/15 academic year, according to government figures.

40 per cent of teachers who begin initial teacher training are not in a state school job five years later, according to new research from the Insti

More than a third of Suffolk’s publicly funded schools have benefited from a new £600,000 partnership between Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar programme and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

If current recruitment and retention trends continue, teachers' pay will need to increase ‘significantly more than one per cent’ to ensure an adequate supply of good teachers, according to the School Teachers' Review Body.

A number of schools in England have been closed or disrupted as a result of the one-day strike staged by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) over school funding.

Teachers in Jersey could face a salary cuts of up to £8,000 as part of new cost cutting measures.

Sir Michael Wilshaw has admitted that new Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman will be left with a black hole of more than £30 million.

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