We have made great progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18-year-olds in higher education. But much more needs to be done and we expect the sector to make significant progress in the coming years.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the latest UCAS admissions data, the narrowing disadvantage gap in primary schools and an update on the Taking Teaching Further programme.
Today’s Education in the media blog focuses on a report today from Universities UK about the benefits to the economy of more people going to university.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the rise of unconditional offers being offered to applicants by universities.
Today’s blog looks at national primary school offer day.
Today’s Education in Media blog looks at news around the schools admissions code, the University College Unions strike action , education export statistics and Minister Nick Gibb’s editorial on education standards.
Today’s Education in the Media looks at the report by UCAS on university applications and the continued coverage around uniform policies in schools.
Today’s education in the media blog looks at new figures on widening participation in higher education.
Today’s education in the media blog discusses teachers’ pay, the cap on faith schools and girls’ interest in STEM subjects.