Academies that are not in a group have no financial safety net

Three out of four academy chains have schools that are 'coasting', says new research

'Coasting' schools are defined as those that consistently fail to ensure 60 per cent of pupils achieve five good GCSEs

Roger Federer travels to Malawi to see progress of the preschool built through his charity foundation

Tennis star has helped build 50 preschools so far and hopes to reach one million children

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Teacher supply agencies searching as far as Canada and Singapore to plug staffing gaps

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Students head into lessons from the play ground at a secondary school

Number of secondary school pupils to rise by 20 per cent in next 10 years

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A major report has stated that the current university funding system is unsustainable because of the high number of students who will never be able to afford to pay off their loans after graduating

Degrees 'will cost £6,000 more' after George Osborne freezes the threshold for student loan repayment in Budget

Chancellor accused of forcing students into greater debt as IFS reveals true impact of Budget changes

JetBlue airline gives Anacostia in Washington D.C. vending machines containing 100,000 books to 'tackle literacy problem'

Survey found the neighbourhood in Washington had some of the worst literacy rates in the US

Oakland, California celebrates after anonymous donor gives underprivileged youth $34m towards education, housing and healthcare

City's council member says the money could be the difference between young people 'dying on the streets or doing something constructive with their life'

Dame Glynis Breakwell at the University of Bath, which has doubled its student population since she arrived in 2001

Vice Chancellor of Bath University says £9,000 tuition fees and maintenance grant cuts are not insurmountable problems

'We are at risk of doing what was done in the Thatcher era where universities will run down their science and engineering facilities'

A CBI report found that an overwhelming majority of firms wanted primary schools to focus on literacy and numeracy, with around a third dissatisfied with these skills among school leavers

MPs to launch inquiry into why UK schools lag behind other countries: 'We want to be the cutting edge of education'

After a business leader attacks ‘exam factories’, the new select committee chair Neil Carmichael launches an inquiry into teaching workplace skills

Protected Delegates at last year’s Girl Summit, which targeted FGM

Teachers and health workers will be legally required to report FGM under new law

'This Government is clear that we will not allow political or cultural sensitivities to get in the way of tackling abuse, whatever form it takes'

Sophie Sotello arriving at the Old Bailey where her conviction for ignoring a school attendance order was quashed

Mother wins two-year legal battle with council after taking her son out of school

Sophie Sotello had been praised by PM for her home schooling network

Nicky Morgan has been accused of overseeing the Government's use of schools to push a 'British values' agenda

Nicky Morgan confronted over 'troubling' decline of the arts in schools

Education Secretary calls claims the Government doesn't value arts 'nonsense'

City University London to merge with University of London in order to 'strengthen student experience in the UK'

Merger will bring greater social interaction, access to additional library facilities, and greater accommodation options

Number of universities charging £9,000 a year is growing, says watchdog

The study found the increase was largely a result of further education colleges running degree courses increasing their charges

UWE Bristol and Bristol Zoo link-up to create new MSc course in advanced wildlife conservation

Students will interact with experts engaged in ground-breaking conservation projects from across the globe, says UWE

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