Parents in Liverpool have seen the biggest drop in their first choices for secondary schools for their children.
Government data for 2015 showed a seven per cent drop in preferred options.
A spokesman for Liverpool City Council said the reasons why included an increase in the city's population and a rise in admissions, a trend expected to continue for the next few years. And he said the conversion of independent schools to academies in 2013 has affected how parents approach their selections.
A primary school that shut with 'immediate effect' due to governor, teacher, parent infighting will reopen from Thursday, Council confirms.Read the full story ›
A troubled primary school has been closed ‘with immediate effect’ following drastic intervention by council bosses.Read the full story ›
Students will be able to secure a degree within two years instead of three but the cost could be as much as £13,500 a year.Read the full story ›
Schools in parts of Cheshire who they're being unfairly penalised by a new funding system for schools - that's supposed to be fairer.
Yes, the Government's introducing the new funding formula over the next two years.
But in East Cheshire, headteachers say it'll mean they get the worst deal in the whole country.
Our correspondent Rob Smith reports:
A mum says she was shocked when her 12-year-old daughter brought home a children’s book containing a ‘graphic’ glossary of sexual terms.Read the full story ›
How much should our children be taught about crime and the law, and at what age?
Former police officers from Greater Manchester are taking their message into schools, to reach pupils as young as nine and ten.
Their aim is not only to inspire the good citizens of the future, but also deliver a warning on how the law might affect them. Victoria Grimes reports from Bolton:
A technical college which cost £9 million will close at the end of the academic year after all its GCSE students failed maths and English.Read the full story ›
Mink the 9 year old Bearded Collie is proving to be the star pupil at Winstanley College near Wigan. She's become an instant hit at the college as she tours classrooms and corridors bringing a smile to the faces of stressed out students. Mink belongs to Geography teacher Robynne Wood.
Children as young as ten have been victims of so-called 'revenge porn' in the North West.
Exclusive figures obtained by Granada Reports show that since a new law came into effect in 2015, there have been 500 incidents reported to police of people sharing intimate pictures online.
Shockingly, in Greater Manchester alone eight of these children were under the age of thirteen. A further 150 across the region were in their teens.
A former police officer is so worried about the problem of internet safety he has launched a new app to help protect children under thirteen when they are on social media.
Our political correspondent Joe Pike has this exclusive report: