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Over a million children to be gifted with free books

10th January 2018 – BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity reveals the two titles for this years Bookstart Baby and Bookstart Treasure packs. David Melling’s adorable 123 Splosh has been chosen for the Bookstart Baby pack, whilst the bold and colourful Max the Brave by Ed Vere, has been selected for the Bookstart Treasure […]


In an education landscape where restricted budgets remain the biggest challenge for UK schools, gaining maximum value from ICT spend is still a key priority for today’s ICT leaders.   Recent research conducted by RM Education into the external ICT support marketplace, which surveyed ICT leaders at over 300 maintained secondary schools across the UK, […]

Primary schools to win a portion of £50,000 for achieving maths mastery

Primary school maths mastery resource provider, Matific, has today launched its UK Maths Games competition for schools. The competition is now open to all schools across the UK, following a previous successful run in Australia and the US.   Online primary maths resource Matific, is designed around the national curriculum, using problem solving activities to […]

Over a quarter of UK parents have been put into financial difficulty by their child’s extracurricular activities

The average UK parent spends £237.52 per child per academic year on after-school activities Almost a third of children take part in three or more extracurricular activities every week Parents in Cardiff, Glasgow and London pay the most for extracurricular activities   After-school activities are a great way of furthering a child’s education, but many […]

England’s leading charitable provider of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education welcomes consultation on Relationships and Sex Education

Coram Life Education, which delivers Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education to one in eight UK primary schools, supports the Department for Education’s plans to consult on the best way to deliver effective Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). As RSE is compulsory in all schools from 2019, the eight week consultation will help shape […]

1 in 4 teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media

More than one in four teenagers – an estimated 866,000 young people in England and Wales – say they couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media according to a new survey carried out for The Children’s Society.   Almost one in three, more than one million, said they thought it was getting harder to enjoy Christmas, […]


Building and engineering company, Britcon has completed major refurbishment works for Goole Academy high school.  The project, valued at close to £1m, was awarded to Britcon by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) working with Arcadis LLP. It is part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme which is rebuilding or refurbishing […]

Schools Showcase their Garden Designs in Royal Horticultural Society Competition

Secondary school pupils present school and community garden designs in RHS Green Plan It Challenge Ten-week project aimed at inspiring the next generation of young horticulturists Designs include conservation, rooftop and peace gardens Some schools taking part in the RHS Green Plan It Challenge (high res images available on request) Eight hundred secondary school pupils […]

Research finds more children than ever are learning to play music, but few are advancing beyond ‘beginner’ level

  Almost 460,000 schoolchildren learnt how to play a musical instrument for the first time last year, following a recent boost in government funding.   Researchers at Birmingham City University have conducted a nationwide online survey and a series of interviews with music education leaders, to explore the state of music provision in English schools […]