Latest Comprehensive school Stories

2008-09-29 09:00:44

By ED CURRAN I don't think the Stormont Executive was ever invented to survive your education policy and it is worth asking the question: Can it? People are saying they are confused. They don't understand what you, as Education Minister, are doing.

2008-07-08 12:01:02

It leads me to wonder what the association for those schools not part of AQE should be called? The Association for Bog Standard Education, the Association for Second Rate Education or the Association for Sub-Standard Education perhaps? What is the effect on those children that don't pass a selection test at 11 years of age? If it is not positive then why have it? With comprehensive education for all, children can be given the type of education most suited to them without being made to...

2008-06-28 09:02:34

By Richard Garner Education Editor A leading grammar school will become the first selective state school to sponsor a secondary modern which is gearing up to become one of the Government's flagship academies.

2008-06-26 09:02:58

By Catherine Priestley PARENTS whose children would attend a proposed new school if two merge have been airing their hopes and fears about the plan.

2008-06-20 18:00:30

CONSULTATION has begun on a proposal to merge two secondary schools in County Durham. Durham County Council's proposal would see a new school being built to replace Spennymoor Comprehensive School and Tudhoe Grange School.

2008-06-19 00:00:25

A shake-up of secondary education in Scarborough loomed larger yesterday when it was announced parents, staff and the local community of Graham and Raincliffe schools were being consulted about a partnership. School rolls are falling across the country and the seaside town is no exception.

2008-06-18 12:00:47

By Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, Chair of the Association for Quality Education In doing so, we are of course aware that in some of these schools head teachers and governors may themselves be averse to the continuing provision of academic criteria for entry into some post- primary schools.

2006-02-14 08:10:00

Tony Blair has survived crises from the Iraq war to bombings in London but he is fighting one of his biggest battles over reforming England's schools.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.