Archive: Schools

David Bell says chancellor's pledge on matching private school funding is an aspiration

School spending pledge 'an aspiration'

The top civil servant at the education department has warned Gordon Brown's call for state school funding to match that of the private sector is only an "aspiration".

  • MPs vote on final stages of education bill today and tomorrow

    Education bill reaches final hurdles

    The government is braced for another Labour backbench rebellion when MPs vote on the final stages of the controversial education bill today and tomorrow.

  • Students will apply for university after A-level results

    University admissions shake-up unveiled

    Students will be able to apply for university after receiving their A-level results, in a radical shake-up of the system announced by the government today.

  • Politics.co.uk

    Cameron disarms Blair with support

    David Cameron today set the tone for his new style of politics when he began prime minister's questions by giving the government his full support on school reforms.

  • Politics.co.uk

    Results in primary schools rise

    Primary schools have scored their best results ever in English and mathematics, according to official figures released today.

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