Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.
01 May 2015 12:00 AM
The increase has been attributed to a rise in parents' affluence
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
01 May 2015 12:00 AM
Schools are spending an estimated £43m per year to offset effects of poverty
30 April 2015 12:00 AM
The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School is written by the former Financial Times education correspondent David Turner
Finland's 'teaching by topic' instead of 'teaching by subject' policy actually started in Norway 40 years ago
29 April 2015 05:09 PM
But will the education reforms catch on in the UK?
29 April 2015 03:14 PM
'Arts provision in schools really relies on the ambition of individual headteachers'
29 April 2015 02:01 PM
Dr Rebecca Allen argues that the move would cut down on teachers' workload
Sir Keith Burnett says £9,000 university tuition fees are 'a disaster financially and unsustainable'
23 April 2015 12:00 AM
The vice-chancellor of Sheffield University (above) says family and friends have told him that tuition fee debt affects people's chances of getting a mortgage
16 April 2015 12:00 AM
Germ is apparently committed to the type of rigorous testing that teachers spent most of the weekend bemoaning, says Richard Garner
08 April 2015 08:00 PM
There were mumbles all round and an apology following one speaker's response to a complaint from a colleague
07 April 2015 01:06 PM
NUT delegates unanimously backed a move to warn of strike action if the incoming government fail to agree to restore the cash over a fixed timetable
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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