Children in the playground at Trinity St Mary’s Church of England primary school in Wandsworth, south London. Photograph: Richard Saker/The Observer Headteacher Paul Stubbings knows that the pupils at his west London comprehensive school have the right to a free, fully funded state education. Yet he spends a quarter ofRead More →

Hundreds of parents and children have travelled to London to protest against schools closing early on a Friday. A number schools in England, but mainly in Birmingham, have taken the decision to move to a shorter working week because of funding shortages. Campaign group Save Our Schools (SOS) said more thanRead More →

A suspended equality programme at the centre of a row about teaching LGBT rights will return at a school. The No Outsiders programme at Parkfield Community School sparked protests, which spread to Anderton Park Primary School, with parents claiming the teachings were not “age appropriate” The Birmingham-based school said the newRead More →

A recent circular from the Director of Matriculation Schools in Tamil Nadu prohibiting schools across the state from conducting special classes in summer is being welcomed by stakeholders. On Tuesday, a circular issued by the Director stated that it is mandatory to provide holidays for students during the summer sinceRead More →