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Government considers extending the school breakfast programme

Boris Johnson’s government is considering extending its schools breakfast programme beyond the current deadline of July, the children’s ministers has confirmed. Funded by the Department for Education, the programme aims to support children in disadvantaged communities by providing access to free healthy breakfasts during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Vicky Ford confirmed that ...

skipping breakfast linked to lower gcse grades.

Children who skip breakfast on school days are less likely to achieve good grades at GCSE, according to a new study. Researchers, from the University of Leeds, found that missing the first meal of the day was associated with academic performance around two grades lower than it would otherwise have been, ...

uk’s first outdoor primary school opens.

An outdoor school has opened in south London where children spend 95% of their days outside, even in winter. Liberty Woodland School, a new primary situated in Worcester Park within the London Borough of Sutton, is thought to be the UK’s first outdoor school, drawing inspiration from Scandinavia. Lessons will “take some ...

stormzy to fund two more cambridge students.

Stormzy has announced he will cover the university tuition fees of two more black Cambridge undergraduate students for the duration of their degrees. The grime artist will pay the tuition fees and maintenance grants of the students from September as part of the Stormzy Scholarship, which funded the studies of two ...

secondary school to switch to four-and-a-half-day week

A high-performing comprehensive will adopt a four-and-a-half day week to create a happier workforce, boost productivity and tackle teacher shortages. From September, students at Forest Gate Community school in east London, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, will leave just after midday every Friday afternoon. The school will remain open until 5pm for supervised ...

secondary school to ban bikes without number plates

A south London school is forcing children to cycle with number plates on their bikes to crack down on irresponsible cycling. Teachers at Stanley Park High are introducing the scheme so members of the public can report pupils cycling dangerously. Headteacher Amit Amin wrote on the school's website: "Students without a number ...