Richard Garner has been Education Editor of The Independent for 12 years and writing about the subject for 34 years. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a disc jockey in London pubs and clubs and for a hospital radio station. His main hobbies are cricket (watching these days) and theatre. On his days off, he is most likelt to be found at Lord’s or the King’s Head Theatre Club.
14 August 2014 12:04 AM
Many of the UK’s most prestigious universities will be wooing students today with places that they have reserved for those who do better than expected in their A-levels.
13 August 2014 12:00 AM
Schools will create their own GCSE league tables in opposition to official stats
13 August 2014 12:00 AM
Wealthy students are ten times more likely to get into best universities
11 August 2014 12:00 AM
Survey shows 59 per cent working at least part-time to fund studies
10 August 2014 08:21 PM
A-levels may have their detractors in the UK but the international version of the exam is proving popular abroad.
10 August 2014 12:00 AM
08 August 2014 05:50 PM
School and college staff responsible for running GCSE and A-level exams could quit their jobs in large numbers because of burn-out linked to the constant upheaval in the system, a new report warns.
Government's flagship free schools accused of allowing 'stealth selection' as they fail to admit poorest kids
07 August 2014 12:00 AM
Free schools have been accused of “cherry-picking” bright and wealthy pupils after a major study found that even those established in deprived areas are failing to admit the neediest children.
05 August 2014 05:30 PM
A major expansion for the network of top-class university technical colleges for 14 to 18-year-olds has been given the go-ahead by ministers.
Number of primary school children taking part in arts activities has dropped by a third since the last election, Labour claims
04 August 2014 12:12 AM
A significant drop in the number of primary school children taking part in dance, music and drama is highlighted in a report by Labour today.
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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