Schools

Home school club: can you get this Bill Gates maths joke?

Six subject-based facts to liven up your lockdown learning.

27 May 2020

Home school club: who coined the word ‘pandemonium’?

And which composer made his coffee with exactly sixty beans? Mark Mason livens up home school with six subject-based facts.

20 May 2020

Home school club: why did the Apollo 11 flag “flap” on the moon?

And what is an ampersand? Mark Mason livens up home learning with these subject-based facts.

13 May 2020

Home school club: what is a pangram?

Liven up your child’s learning with these six subject-based facts.

6 May 2020

Home school club: why did Chopin sleep with wooden wedges between his fingers?

Mark Mason shakes up home school with some fun subject-based facts.

30 Apr 2020

Ahead of the game

In association with Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill  At the bilingual Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, up-to-date technology…

Homework club: which mathematical term inspired the name Google?

Liven up home school with these fun facts.

22 Apr 2020

Back to home school: how to motivate your kids after the Easter break

Top tips from a teacher on how to shift gear from holidays to term time.

20 Apr 2020

Homework club: why do flower petals follow the Fibonacci sequence?

Mark Mason livens up your lockdown learning with these fun facts.

14 Apr 2020

Homework club: which three U.S. presidents died on July 4th?

And where does the word ‘koala’ come from? Mark Mason helps you liven up home school with these fun facts.

1 Apr 2020

The best online resources to use for home school

From Eton College’s self-study courses to piano lessons with Myleene Klass, we have your home schooling needs sorted.

30 Mar 2020

Home school is testing my mental agility more than I’d like

How do I explain what a hyphen is to my four year old?

26 Mar 2020

Homework club: liven up your child’s learning with these fun facts

The Eiffel Tower grows six inches in summer and the word ‘canter’ comes from “Canterbury”.

24 Mar 2020

Learning in lockdown: how will coronavirus change teaching?

As schools begin remote teaching, Alice Trench shares the challenges faced by her London comprehensive pupils

23 Mar 2020

School report: a round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

A cabinet reshuffle, sex education and single-sex debate

12 Mar 2020

Talking heads: Tonbridge’s James Priory on Saturday classes and single-sex education

An interview with the head of the 467-year-old boys’ school

12 Mar 2020

Is school sport in danger of becoming too professional?

It’s no longer the taking part that counts

12 Mar 2020

The battle for the finest cathedral choir in the Catholic church

Westminster Cathedral Choir School is embroiled in the nastiest row in its 118-year history

12 Mar 2020

Has the school facilities arms race gone too far?

Spending has soared – and so have fees

12 Mar 2020

Should lessons on sex and religion take parents’ wishes into account?

In Wales, the classes will soon be compulsory whether parents like it or not

12 Mar 2020

How a school trip turned into a daylight robbery

The exit through the gift shop swiftly degenerated into an adolescent orgy of shoplifting

12 Mar 2020

How to steer your child into higher education

Insider advice from the former head of UCAS

12 Mar 2020

The rise of the countryside as a classroom

A growing number of initiatives are helping city children get in touch with the outdoors

12 Mar 2020

A charity’s quest to teach classics in deprived schools

A subject can’t be ‘elitist’ – as students of Latin would know

12 Mar 2020
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How Oxbridge PhDs became the preserve of the super-rich

Attend a PhD mixer at an Oxbridge college and it’s like a United Nations for the 1 per cent

28 Feb 2020