The Liberal Democrats will work to block any attempts to create new grammar schools, leader Tim Farron has said.

The government’s flagship school reforms programme of encouraging academy conversion and the opening of new free schools could act to widen educational inequality across the country, according to new analysis.

Chair of Social Mobility Commission Alan Milburn has called on the government to put education at the centre of its drive to deliver social mobility.

The money schools are spending on advertising job vacancies has risen by 61 per cent since 2010, according to figures obtained by the Labour Party.

The government has been urged to reconsider its ‘Prevent’ extremism strategy, which places a legal duty on teachers and schools to prevent pupils from being drawn into extremism and report suspected cases of radicalisation.

More than 100 Conservative Party MPs are expected to call for the ban on new grammar schools to be scrapped, according to a report from the Telegraph.

Teach First has called on the new government to put tackling educational equality at the heart of its plans to ‘build a better Britain’.

New Education Secretary Justine Greening has said that the government should be ‘open minded’ about the opening of new grammar schools in England.

Nick Gibb has kept his position as Schools Minister following Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Nicky Morgan has confirmed that she has lost her position as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.

David Cameron has announced 31 new free schools on his final visit as Prime Minister.

A third of referrals made under the government’s ‘Prevent’ counter terrorism strategy came from the education sector in 2015, according to figures released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

Parents have been fined a total of £5.6 million across England and Wales for taking their children out of school during term time.

Academisation ‘does not automatically raise standards’ and many local authority run schools are outperforming academies, according to new research published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

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.

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