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Mum Facing Jail For Taking Daughter On Term-Time Holiday

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Parents

Correction: Originally this article stated that Jackie Turner paid a £60 fine. She has now informed us she was not hit with the original fine. A ...

More Parents Than Ever Before Take Kids Out Of School For Holidays

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Parents

The rising cost of summer holidays at peak time is the main reason more parents than ever before are taking their children out of school for their fam...

Most Kids Think Computer Games Are Exercise *Face Palm*

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents

The future generation is at risk of spending too much time with technology, as it has been revealed that nearly a quarter of young people think playin...

Mum Supports Transgender Child's 'Brave' Decision To Transition At The Start Of The School Year

Caters News Agency | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old child who was born a boy, has been praised for his "bravery" by his mother, after making the decision to start the next school year as...

Mum Claims Teacher Said Her Daughter's Clothes Look Like 'Bondage'

SWNS | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has removed her 15-year-old daughter from school after claiming a male teacher said the teen's goth outfit made her "look like she does bondage"...

Primary School To Charge Parents £45 To Drop Off Kids

The Huffington Post UK/SWNs | Amy Packham/Ian Murphy | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

A primary school is planning to start charging parents £45 a year to use a car park to drop off their children. The fee is being introduced at St ...

Father Finds 'Upsetting' Photos Of Daughter With Autism At School

SWNs/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Bevan/Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

A father has expressed his anger after finding "upsetting" photos of his daughter with autism in a file at her former school. Alan Evans, 51, asked...

This Girl Performing 'Respect' Is The BEST Thing We've Seen All Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents

Getting up on stage for a performance is probably one of the most nerve-wracking things your child will experience. But not for Johanna Colon. ...

Why I Am Home Schooling My Child

Parentdish UK | Keris Stainton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

I'd never considered home education. Even though my oldest friend home schools her two children and she's relatively normal (although she IS v...

Summer-born Children More Likely To Struggle At School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents

Many children born in summer months struggle to keep up with older children in their class, a new study has revealed. The study, which looked more...

Is This School Uniform Policy Too Strict?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents

A teenage girl was sent home from school after being told her trousers did not abide by the strict uniform policy. Jade Welch, 15, from Margate, wa...

'My Butt Has A Line Of Symmetry': Hilarious Quotes From Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents

A teacher has set up an anonymous Instagram account to reveal all the hilarious comments she hears from kids during their lunch break. "Live From S...

Funny (But True) Answers Kids Have Given In Exams

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You can teach kids all you want about general knowledge, obscure facts and everything in between. But when it comes to sitting an exam, they're lef...

Are Rubbers And Erasers 'Instruments Of The Devil'?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Parents

It might have been a staple part of your pencil case when you were at school, but erasers have been dubbed "an instrument of the devil" according to a...

Can You Solve This Fiendishly Difficult Maths Puzzle For 8-Year-Olds?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

You've probably had your fair share of puzzling maths questions that your child has presented to you. We get it, taking your brain back to your sc...

Dad Paints His Nails To Support His Bullied Son

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents

When your child is getting bullied at school, sometimes it's hard to know the best way to help. But this dad from Brazil dealt with this situation ...

Find Out School Term Dates For 2015 Here

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

With half term, days off for seasonal events and the big summer holiday, it can be hard to keep track of when your child's school holidays are. But...

Kids Who Take Phones To School Miss Out On A Week's Worth Of Lessons

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

It might be hard to prise that smartphone out of your child's hand in the morning, but the battle may be worth it as it could improve their schoolwork...

Possibly The Best School Prank Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students at a high school in Chicago struck prankster gold when they came up with the ingenious plan of putting their high school up for sa...

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

Late For The School Drop Off? It Could Cost You £60

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Parents

We all have experienced one of those mornings where we're running late - but now if you're taking your children to school, this lateness could now cau...

How to Help Your Child Deal With Exam Stress

Victoria Ward | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Parents
Victoria Ward

Harmful pressure could come from many things, including your child's comparison of themselves with others, the high goals they set themselves, their worry about disappointing you or other family members, and also from friends and teachers.

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

13-Year-Old 'Kills Teacher With A Crossbow' At School

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

A 13-year-old boy allegedly armed with a knife and a crossbow has killed a teacher and injured at least four pupils at a school in Barcelona, Spain. ...

What Happens When Your Dream Primary School Place Just Isn't?

Jude Hurrell | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jude Hurrell

I started questioning whether the school was right for us. I was gobsmacked. After all that agonising, all that thought, I couldn't believe we might have got it wrong. Perhaps the new direction the school was taking wasn't right for us?