The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed plans for a new national school funding formula to amend the uneven distribution of funding.

A Local Government Ombudsman investigation has requested that Bolton Council review its school admissions process, following a complaint.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has once again called for greater powers for local councils to ensure that every child has a secondary school place.

The Education and Adoption Bill, allowing quicker intervention when a school is coasting or failing, has been approved by Parliament and is due to be passed to Her Majesty the Queen for royal assent.

Environmental scientists from Plymouth University analysed paint samples from 50 playgrounds and found high levels of toxic metals, posing a risk to the health of young children.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced a consultation will be held on new measures to commit 2.3 per cent of vacancies in large public sector bodies to apprentices.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to ‘remain at the heart’ of school place planning, warning that the legal duty of councils to ensure every child has access to a school place could be made undeliverable otherwise.

Brighton and Hove City Council is considering changing school holiday dates to give lower income families the chance to go on more affordable holidays.

The Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) is calling for Scottish local authorities to be fined for failing to meet targets for teacher numbers.

Councils planning to save money by cutting the length of the primary school week are to be banned from enforcing the cuts.

Parents in the UK are unhappy with local play facilities for children and think more funding should be allocated, according to research from the Association of Play Industries (API).

In a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Ofsted has identified 15 illegal schools operating without the knowledge or consent of its local council.

According to provisional figures results, local authority schools have achieved higher average GCSE results than free schools.

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.

Key public bodies across the country will be legally required to take steps to prevent people from being radicalised under new counter-terror measures.

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