St William of York officially open new school library

St William of York Catholic Primary School in Thornton, Crosby, welcomed author Frank Cottrell-Boyce into school to officially open its new library after years of not having one.  In 2008, the school removed its library at the time to make way for an IT Suite, moving a lot of the books to each

Schools invited to take part in largest ever project between UK’s museums

Art Fund, the UK’s leading arts charity, is inviting schools to take part in the largest ever collaboration between the UK’s museums, The Wild Escape.  Supported by Arts Council England, the project aims to inspire thousands of children to visit museums and respond creatively to the threat to the UK’s natural

Funding support for Edge Hill University to improve maths for disadvantaged pupils

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has awarded £386,400 to Edge Hill University to develop and assess its highly successful mathematics intervention programme ‘1stClass@Number 1’.  The extra funding means the university can now extend 1stClass@Number 1 to a further 235 schools and over 800 children, who have been identified as falling behind

Pupils in best reception classes can expect to earn more in later life

A recent study revealed children in the most effective reception classes can expect to earn more than their peers later in life. The study by Durham University and the Department for Education showed that children in the most effective reception classes can expect to earn between £2,000 and £7,5000 more on

The WOW badge design competition 2023 opens for entries

A national charity is searching for the UK’s best young designers for a badge design competition. The winning designs will be turned into more than 300,000 badges for pupils to collect.  Living Streets, the UK charity behind the ‘walk to school’ campaign, is asking primary school aged children to design the