Almost 4,000 schools in England are in need of immediate restoration work – with many more lacking paperwork required by law, the Guardian has reported.
The government has missed its own targets for recruiting enough trainee teachers, sparking fresh warnings about shortages in key subjects such as maths and science.
After years of belt-tightening, school leaders and teachers have been lobbying for investment in the nation’s schools, and it now seems that politicians are responding.
Election officials have accused the Education Secretary of a “complete lack of knowledge and understanding” after he called for disruption to schools caused by polling day to be kept to a minimum.
Education must not be used as a “political football” in the General Election campaign, school leaders have warned.
Around one in 12 primary school teachers says the General Election is set to disrupt nativity plays and Christmas concerts, a poll suggests.
Teenagers who are given unconditional university offers are more likely to drop out, new figures show.
Young children are being caught with weapons at school but are immune from being taken to court because of their age, an investigation has found.
Complicated school admission rules are leaving parents confused and at risk of making unrealistic applications, it has been suggested.
Being excluded from school is often the “tipping point” that leads to children picking up knives, a group of MPs and peers has warned.
Around one in eight schools do not have a library, with poorer children less likely to have access to one than their richer peers, according to a study.