Ten more free schools won government approval to launch in the region today. They will open in 2014.
Will the government's new test on spelling, grammar and punctuation at the end of primary school raise standards of literacy?
Overseas students living thousands of miles away can study at British universities without leaving home.
The Department of Education has released a list of the ten new Free Schools which will open in 2014 in the Meridian region.
- Bray Free Primary School, Windsor and Maidenhead
- Cobham Free School (Senior Department), Secondary, Surrey
- Crawley Free School, All through school, West Sussex
- Evendons Primary School, Wokingham
- INSPIRE Special Free School, Secondary, Medway
- Island Free School, Secondary, Isle of Wight
- Jubilee Primary School, Kent
- Salisbury Sixth Form College, Wiltshire
- The Heights Primary School, Reading
- West Reading Education Network (WREN), Secondary, Reading
Ten free schools in our patch have been approved by Department for Education and are due to open in September 2014.
In total 102 new school given go ahead today by the government. Free schools are state funded by outside of local authority control and are set up by parents, charities, teachers and educationalists.
Thousands of students will be sitting down to take exams across the country this month - but one school in Brighton & Hove believes it's not only good teaching and revision that gets the grades.
Cardinal Newman Catholic School has set up an interactive prayer room for pupils who are feeling the pressure. Charlotte Wilkins has been to take a look.
With tuition fees rising to as much as nine thousand pounds a year many students are looking for ways to save money on the cost of a degree.
New rules mean some sixth form colleges in the South East are now able to offer courses for as little as a third of the cost of a university degree.
Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford has been finding out how they do it.
It's 50 years today since Brownsea Island, home of the first Boy Scout movement, first opened to the public. Lord Robert Baden-Powell hosted the first camp there in 1907. In 1962 the Government handed it over to the National Trust . The charity opened it to all a year later.
Tens of thousands of 11-year-olds start a week of tests today to show what they've learned in primary school. This year there's a controversial new exam in grammar and punctuation which pupils sit for the first time tomorrow.
Our correspondent Christine Alsford put Fred and Sangeeta to the test!
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