Pupils and teachers from West Sussex have taken their fight for fairer school funding to Downing Street.
Campaigners say schools in their area receive £44 million pounds less than the national average. Some headteachers say they face having to lose staff and increase the number of children in their classes. They're calling for £20 million pounds to be made available.
Sir Roger Gale MP has given his full support for the headteacher who has enforced the new uniform policy at Hartsdown Academy in the Thanet North constitutuency.
A local authority is introducing new measures to clampdown on drivers who flout the rules by parking on zigzag lines outside schools.
From September, Southampton City Council's new CCTV-equipped car will patrol the city targeting vehicles that stop unlawfully outside school entrances.
Parents and teachers are set to welcome the move, introduced following complaints and concerns that children's safety is being put at risk by people who park irresponsibly.
The council will also be using the CCTV car to clampdown on illegal parking at bus stops.
We work closely with schools and the police to tackle irresponsible parking, but the problem tends to return once patrols have left the area. We are committed to improving road safety around our schools and at bus stops and we hope the presence of the highly visible camera car will act as a deterrent to those who break the rules and encourage them to park safely and legally.
This initiative is about stopping dangerous parking not about collecting fines so our message is clear - park legally and responsibly and you won’t face a fixed penalty notice.”
There will be no backing down - that's the message from the government on plans to force every school in England to become an academy.
Pressure has been mounting for the government to offer concessions to appease backbenchers and Tory councils angry about the plans. Today, David Cameron again told the House of Commons he would not give ground.
As disquiet mounts, the Schools Minister Nick Gibb - who is also MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton - sat down with our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford to talk about the proposals - and explain why he believes that making every school opt out of local authority control will raise standards.
Academies, elections, and the referendum. Maria Caulfield, the Tory MP for Lewes, Lord Stoneham, the Lib Dem peer from Hampshire, Labour's Baroness Smith from Sussex, and Ray Finch the UKIP MEP for south east England debate the issues that matter to people in the Meridian region.
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Many of our coastal communities are struggling with high levels of under-achievement, as figures in the recently released school performance tables revealed.
Levels of attainment in some of our seaside towns lags way behind national targets.
In some schools the percentage of pupils gaining five good GCSE grades including English and Maths is in single figures.
Coastal classrooms are a focus for growing concern - our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford has this special report exploring what's gone wrong, and how we fix it.
The price of school meals in Hampshire are set to rise - the first increase in six years.
The County Council says it's due to a rising cost of ingredients and staffing costs. The 10p increase will come into effect in April.
Parents, pupils and teachers in Sussex are joining forces to save a school that could be closed to streamline services.
Rydon Community College has been teaching children for 75 years but it may now have to fight to become an academy.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to head teacher Allison Murphy, parents and children at the school.
Pupils in Portsmouth are reminding people not to park on zig zag lines outside their schools. Child pedestrian casualties in the city are 50 per cent higher than the national average, with around 40 children hurt in collisions every year.