Pupils in state schools are having to ditch arts subjects at GCSE because they can no longer afford the cost of studying for them, a second report on the impact of poverty in the classroom has said.
Teachers are having to bring in food to give their pupils breakfast every day because they are too hungry and exhausted to learn as a result of increased poverty, according to a report out today.
The controversy over an alleged takeover of Birmingham schools by Islamic hardliners pinpoints the needs for more local scrutiny of schools, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt will say on Saturday.
Teachers will back a major escalation of their strike action over Education Secretary Michael Gove's school reforms by threatening further nationwide walkouts from schools in the summer term.
As undergraduates lock themselves away in the university library or drown their sorrows in a college bar, outside their walls the city buzzes with tourists, market traders and shoppers, going about their business with little disturbance from the “Hooray Henrys” that supposedly populate the student town.