Bus and coach operators warn about rising fuel prices

31 March 2022

In response to rising fuel prices across the country, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has written to the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments to highlight the impact this is having on bus and coach operators and, in particular, on home-to-school services.

Schools White Paper promises opportunity for all

28 March 2022

Plans to make sure all children in England can reach their potential are set out in Opportunity for all: Strong schools with great teachers for your child, a new Government White Paper presented by Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi.

Covid causes pupil absence to more than triple in two weeks

23 March 2022

The latest report from the Department for Education (DfE) on Attendance in Education and Early Years Settings During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic shows that Covid-related pupil absence in all state-funded schools was 2.5% on 17 March 2022, up from 0.7% on 3 March.

London Mayor hails success of Schools Streets programme

21 March 2022

Car trips to school have a huge impact on congestion, increasing toxic air pollution, carbon emissions and road danger. Before the pandemic, a quarter of weekday morning peak car trips were for school drop-offs, meaning the rush hour around schools can be busy, polluted and dangerous.

Almost 2 million pupils regularly absent from school

14 March 2022

Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published the interim findings from her Attendance Audit and highlighted that some 1.8 million children missed at least 10% of school in the autumn term.

Free cyber skills training for thousands of school pupils

7 March 2022

A free online learning platform is being rolled out in schools across the country and will, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) says, enable thousands of secondary school students to learn essential cybersecurity skills.