More than one in four students gained a first class degree last year, but the rapid increase in top honours appears to be stalling.
The rapid rise in the proportion of students graduating with a first class degree appears to be stalling.
Classrooms in deprived areas are becoming a “dumping ground” for problem children, with hundreds of thousands of pupils in England spending their entire school careers in some of the worst-rated learning environments, an Ofsted inspection suggests.
Two thirds of universities and colleges have seen an increase in the proportion of students dropping out in the last five years, official figures show.
Hillary Clinton has been appointed as the new chancellor of the Queen’s University Belfast.
Two private schools have defended their decisions to reject scholarship donations for poor white pupils reported to be worth in excess of £1 million.
Society must “never forget” about children who are waiting to be adopted, a charity chief has warned.
A record one in four university applicants were given a controversial “conditional unconditional” offer this year, official figures show.
An inquiry is to be held into whether student teachers are sufficiently prepared and confident to enter the profession.
Free healthy breakfasts would be served to all primary school children under a Labour proposal to “poverty proof” England’s schools and reduce the number going hungry.
Primary school class sizes would be capped at 30, with a guarantee that every child is taught by a qualified teacher, under plans announced by Labour to “improve education standards for all children”.