An East London school could become the biggest in the country as proposals are drawn up to help ease the current pupil place crisis.

Coventry’s Richard Lee Primary School, once judged the school most in need of repair in England, is being officially reopened by Schools Minister Nick Gibb following its refurbishment under the Priority School Building Programme.

A new report by Ofsted questions the quality of teaching and leadership during Key Stage 3 education, raising concerns over whether students are sufficiently supported and challenged to make the best start to secondary school.

The number of education staff working 48 hours or more a week has risen by 31 per cent over the last five years.

The government has announced its intention to give summer-born children the right to start in reception at the age of five.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has invited England’s top business leaders to improve failing schools across the country.

Over 90 per cent of primary school Ofsted reports do not mention science, a recent study has suggested.

Less than a quarter of school leaders believe that ending the national curriculum levels system of assessment will benefit pupils, a survey by TES and the NAHT shows.

As part of the governments Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), 22 schools are set to open this month with state-of-the-art, multi-million pound refurbished buildings.

TES is reporting that the Department for Education (DfE) has started an oversees recruitment drive to tackle the current staffing crisis.

A new maths course for post 16s will include everyday life practical skills, such as how to calculate interest rates, divide a bill and understand statistics.

London could face a pupil place crisis with the school age population set to rise by 12 per cent over the next few years and a possible funding gap, a new report argues.