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Staff in cash-strapped schools pay for food, toilet roll and tampons for pupils amid cuts, survey finds

‘These horrifying stories show the desperate situation facing so many of our schools’...

Ucas denies 'loss of confidence' in system after revelation black people more likely to have applications investigated

Exclusive: Universities watchdog ‘needs to tackle systemic issues of unconscious bias which are hindering talented black students from entering higher education’...

Top private school holds 'Austerity Day' with baked potatoes and beans for lunch

£24,000-a-year St Paul’s Girls’ School accused of being ‘tone deaf’ over event, which it claims is to ‘draw attention to the fact that others … are facing significant economic difficulties’...

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists....

Algeria and Iraq shut down internet nationwide to stop students cheating in exams

‘Shutting down digital communication often disproportionately harms marginalised and vulnerable groups, cripples the local economy, and creates cascades of chaos’...

Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack ‘aspiration and drive’

Schools in white working-class areas can face multiple problems, says Ofsted’s chief inspector....

Three children suffer burns after camping kettle explodes

The girl and two boys were taking part in a cooking lesson when a camping kettle exploded....

King’s College racism row: Students support academic

Porters at King’s College in Cambridge are accused of “hassling” non-white staff and students....

Schools in white working-class areas are worse because they 'lack the aspiration and drive' of migrant communities, Ofsted boss says

‘We can’t pretend that Ofsted judgements are not lower in certain areas – many of them with a high proportion of white working-class children. But that shouldn’t surprise us’...

Brexit youth: ‘I am angry and the future scares me’

Young people who missed out on voting on Brexit share their views....

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