He's just 14-years-old but Gavin Kapuscinkski has started a campaign to keep his secondary school open. Yesterday, Kent County Council announced plans to shut the Chaucer School in Canterbury. Tom Savvides taks to Gavin, parent Sue Tomkinson and councillor Robert Gough.
Six hundred students will have to move schools in Canterbury after drastic action by the council. The Chaucer school in the city, which was in special measures, has been forced to close after failing to turn itself around. This report by Tom Savvides includes a promotional school video.
Free school transport has been scrapped today in Oxfordshire - for up to three thousand children who don't go to the school nearest to their home. Campaigners say it means some young people will have to walk three miles to class.
But the County Council says the decision will save £2m - and forms part of its austerity measures. In all, Oxfordshire Councillors need to find £61m worth of savings. It says today's decision will not affect the poorest of families. Mel Bloor has more.
Personnel from HMS Illustrious have enabled 450 children in the Philippines to return to school after repairing the building as part of their ongoing humanitarian mission.
Royal Navy Merlin, Sea King and Army Lynx helicopters from Illustrious are sweeping the region to identify the worst hit areas before teams are despatched to help people to recover from the effects of Typhoon Haiyan.
One such recent mission was the repair of the school on the island of Calagnaan to the north east of Panay. A specialist team of twenty men and women were deployed to carry out the work. The efforts of the team will allow 450 children to return to the school.
A shopkeeper in Gravesend has put up a banner outside his clothing shop criticising schools about their choice of uniform suppliers.
Dilip Ahluwalia isn't an official supplier of uniforms, but he's selling them despite some local schools objecting.
He claims parents aren't getting value for money. Schools say the suppliers they use are providing quality goods at a fair price.
They design and build boats as part of their GCSE coursework.Read the full story ›
The pupils from Corfe Hills School in Poole have made the boat as part of their GCSE in Resistant Materials. They have spent their final year designing and building the boat using a single sheet of plywood. They plan to launch and sail the boat next Wednesday.
Andrew Pate reports on the blaze which has gutted part of a school in Dorset.
All the latest research shows that we are being left behind when it comes to teaching our children foreign languages. But what is the right age to start learning?
Brighton has the country's first state bilingual primary school where Spanish is a part of everyday school life from an early age - and they think it actually improves academic performance across the board.
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