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We Compared The School Uniform Prices From Six Leading Supermarkets

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Parents

‘Back to school’ can be an expensive time for parents, from buying uniforms to ensuring kids have their stationery supplies. Thankfully, high-str...

Schoolboys Find Clever Way Around School Uniform Shorts Ban

Solent News | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Parents

A group of schoolboys found a great way to keep their legs cool without breaking a school uniform ban on shorts. The year 9 pupils had been punished f...

Summer Learning Loss: Should Parents Really Be Worried?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

What Is Summer Learning Loss? Summer learning loss, or the “summer slide” (as it is referred to in the USA) is defined as children’s loss of kno...

Boy Proves Friendship Is More Important Than Winning On Sports Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents

The touching moment a six-year-old slowed down during a sports day race so he would cross the finish line with his best friend who has cerebral palsy ...

Boys 'Twice As Likely' To Fall Behind Girls With Language Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

Boys are almost twice as likely as girls to be falling behind in their language skills by the time they start school, according to a new report. In ...

Mum Furious Son Was Put In Isolation For This Haircut

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has accused a school of “bullying” after her son was taken out of class for having a short haircut. Joshua Crossman, 14, was put into isola...

'Child Genius 2016' Contestants Are Set To Dazzle Us With Their Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents

Children are preparing to shock the nation with their incredible knowledge on Channel 4’s ‘Child Genius 2016’. Could you work out the sum of 52...

Forget SATs and Unwind With a Book

Diana Gerald | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents
Diana Gerald

During the past two months there's been a flurry of negative reports about primary school tests, from parents keeping their children off school in protest, to headteachers considering resignation following the SATS results. Meanwhile, children are stuck in the middle and can become confused and stressed over the pressure of revision and exam results.

Teacher Sends Boy With Autism Heartwarming Letter After SATs Results

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum whose son with autism failed his SATs exams was moved to tears by a letter from his teacher. Gail Twist, from Merseyside, uploaded a photo of th...

Why Kids Receiving SATs Results Today Are At An 'Automatic Disadvantage'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Children receiving their SATs results today are at an "automatic disadvantage" because of the difficulty of the exams, according to head teachers. Sc...

Girl Saves Choking Mum After Learning First Aid Technique In School

Cascade News | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl saved her mum from choking on a piece of cucumber four days after learning the Heimlich manoeuvre at school. Emma Howard was taught...

Kids Unimpressed By Nicky Morgan's Reply To Letter About SATs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Parents

A class of Year 6 children who wrote to Nicky Morgan addressing their issues with SATs exams were not impressed with the response they received. The ...

Everything You Need To Know About The Teacher's Strike On 5 July

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Parents

Teachers will be striking on Tuesday 5 July 2016 to address issues of school funding and teacher contracts. School closures are likely to go ahead fol...

Parents Angry School Removed Boys' Toilet Door

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have vented their frustration online after the headteacher at their children's school decided to remove the outer doors from the boys' toilets...

Parents Do A Double-Take When They See This Kids' Backpack

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Shopping for back to school essentials is the bane of many parents' lives, but there are ways to make it more enjoyable. Imgur user GillyBilly uploade...

Exercise 'Boosts Kids' Brain Power And Academic Skill'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Parents

Exercise boosts kids’ brain power and academic skill, says a consensus statement on physical activity in schools, published in the British Journal o...

Keep Children Learning During the Summer Holidays

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Louise Thompson

Nowadays children aren't required to work during the summer so many people argue that there should be changes to the holidays... So in this article, I want to explore with you how parents can carry on educating their children throughout the school summer holidays so they don't miss out.

Melanie Sykes On The 'Hellish' Search For A School For Her Son

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

Melanie Sykes and her former husband Daniel Caltagirone have revealed they are still struggling to find a school for their son with autism. The TV pre...

Mum Finds Unique Way To Make Packed Lunches Interesting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

Making packed lunches every morning is the bane of some parents' lives, but one mum has made it her mission to ensure her sons' lunches stand out. Je...

How Two Apples Can Teach Kids The Emotional Impact Of Bullying

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher perfectly illustrated the damaging effect bullying can have on kids using two red apples. Prior to her lesson, the teacher from Staffordshir...

Dad Pays Term-Time Holiday Fine In Pennies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who was hit with a fine for taking his son on holiday during term-time decided to protest it in a unique way. Brent Catterson, from Telford, mad...

Coleen Rooney Gets Permission To Take Kai Out Of School To Watch Euro 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents

Coleen Rooney has reportedly been given permission to take her eldest son Kai out of school to watch his dad play in Euro 2016. The 30-year-old wants ...

Girl's Bullying Petition Reaches More Than 70,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

More than 70,000 people have signed a petition to raise awareness of a 13-year-old girl who is getting bullied at her school. Tayla Sekhmet, from Aust...

Kids 'Banned From Bringing In Packed Lunches' At This Primary School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

Children in a primary school have reportedly been banned from bringing in their own packed lunches after staff spotted pupils bringing in unhealthy fo...

This Flower Maths Puzzle For Kids Is Stumping Adults

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

Yet another maths problem aimed at kids is proving too difficult for adults to answer. The puzzle in question, that requires children to work out the...