Male students are as much as 50% more likely to apply to prestigious Ivy League or Russell Group universities than their female counterparts, according to new research by university and careers guidance platform, BridgeU.

The research, which reviewed 21,949 university applications from global IB students during the 2017-18 academic year, also revealed that female applicants are as much as 200% more likely to receive an offer for their chosen university, when compared to their male peers.

3P Learning, provider of award-winning online educational maths and literacy resources for children aged 2- 14, is proud to announce it will be partnering with award-winning Gooseberry Planet to provide a comprehensive e-safety toolkit for the whole school community to schools across the UK, Europe and Middle East (EME).

Reading charity Beanstalk has launched a national campaign to encourage more male volunteers to train as reading helpers to support children who struggle with reading in primary schools and early years settings.  

Not-for-profit LGfL (London Grid for Learning) has joined forces with Google and Neverware to provide free of charge to its 3,500 community of schools Neverware’s CloudReady operating system, which enables schools to revitalize their old hardware, save money and accelerate their technology plans by giving students the same simple and secure computing experience as can be obtained on a Chromebook. 

A new report released on Outdoor Classroom Day proves the importance of getting outdoors on children’s mental health and environmental awareness. Today marks the return of Outdoor Classroom Day: the world-wide campaign which calls on millions of children around the world to get outdoors and prioritise outdoor learning and play.

This year, over 530,000 children across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) will be ditching their desks for the school grounds in support of the global initiative. 

Figures released by the Scottish Council for Independent Schools (SCIS) have revealed that Independent Schools in Scotland have provided in excess of £51 million in fee assistance during the current academic year (2018 / 2019).

The data, collected from SCIS’s 74 member schools, shows that 24.6% of mainstream pupils (7204) received means tested assistance (£30,807,706), with 573 pupils (3.2%) benefiting from 100% fee assistance.  A further £20,301,772 was awarded to children on non-means tested basis.*

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the government’s Autumn Budget, saying it is investing “record amounts” in schools.

The Chancellor pledged more cash to pay for “little extras” – a choice of language which was deemed “patronising” by critics who said it was too little, too late. The amount added to the schools spending will be the same as pledged to fix potholes.

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A North-East charity that connects education with the world of business is urging Primary schools in the region to follow the enterprising example of a school in Darlington to win the chance of a £5000 prize. Newcastle based charity, Primary Inspiration Through Enterprise - PIE - recently named Reid Street Primary School in Darlington as the North-East's most enterprising school after they won the final challenge in a unique project.