Education

Thousands of top university places still up for grabs

Image copyright PA Universities are snapping up students for tens of thousands of degree places in a buyers’ market for applicants, the latest Ucas data shows. A day after teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland got their A-level results, 430,060 applicants from the UK and overseas have accepted degree places, slightly down on last […]

Education

Child abuse inquiry: School 'reputations put before victims'

Image caption Pupils at Ampleforth (pictured) and Downside were subjected to “appalling” sexual abuse over 40 years, the report says Two leading Roman Catholic schools “prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children”, a report says. “Appalling” abuse was inflicted on pupils at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset over […]

Education

Early years teacher gaps 'risk children's futures'

Image copyright Getty Images A shortage of graduate teachers working in the early years sector means many young children are at risk of falling behind before they start school, a charity warns. Save the Children says there are nearly 11,000 too few early years teachers working in nurseries across England. It says all children should […]

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University chief wants to bring back maintenance grants

Image copyright PA The head of an elite group of universities has called for maintenance grants to be restored to help improve diversity in higher education. Tim Bradshaw, who leads the Russell Group, told the Independent the grant could make a “substantial difference” to young people “nervous” about debt. He said it could also encourage […]