The Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg said today's announcement was a humiliating climbdown for Michael Gove. Speaking to the Commons Mr Twigg said:
This is a failed vision for education. A total misunderstanding of the future needs of our country. A total shambles. Forced into apologising to the House when you scrapped Building Schools for the Future. Forced into a partial U-turn on school sport. You should have learned your lesson by now.
More top news
A mother died after trying to save her three-year-old son when he fell down a cliff during a family hike.
The Government's Universal Credit reform has "serious" flaws that need resolving before it is rolled out, a new report has said.
Leicester City's unlikely Premier League success features on the front pages of many of Tuesday's national newspapers.