Third of pupils to miss out on first choice

Record numbers: more than 103,000 four-year-olds are seeking places.

17 April 2015


Primary school places: Third of pupils to miss out on first choice

Record numbers of children have applied to go to London primary schools this year, new figures reveal. In a sign of the deepening school places crisis hitting London, more than 103,000 four-year-olds are seeking places in reception classes across the capital — more than any previous year. Read more

Pupil Premium: Articulating Success and Good Practice

A new study from the NFER aims to explore how schools can raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and what it is that makes the difference. Read more

Call for free tube travel for children in London

Children living in London should be given free access to the city’s cultural institutions and tube services one Sunday each month, a pressure group has proposed. Read more

The Astro Science Challenge

An interactive science project for children aged 7-11. It uses storytelling and game design to deliver a series of science based challenges that can be completed during one lesson in school. Read more

Creative learning opportunities

Through Tate's Circuit programme, galleries across the country are illuminating the voices of young people and delivering significant cognitive, social and emotional benefits, says Mark Miller. Read more

School Music Award

This year sees the arrival of a new award at the star-studded London Music Awards celebrating schools who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to music. Who can apply? Schools that strive to provide an outstanding music education for all of their students and actively seek out further development opportunities for their staff, students and wider school community. Read more

Children and Young People Now Awards 2015

The Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Entries should focus on work that was launched, or is ongoing, between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. Any organisation, setting or project, whether in the public, voluntary or private sector, can enter relevant work. Read more


Arts Award training

We offer training for Arts Award advisers in London including Gold, Discover & Explore and Bronze & Silver training. Book now

U.Dance London 2015

Trinity Laban, in partnership with Greenwich Dance are hosting a celebration of youth dance from across the capital. Join youth dance companies as they perform in a range of styles for a place at U.Dance 2015 in Plymouth, a three day festival of youth dance from across the country. Read more

CPD: Teachers at Museums at Night

Find out more about what's on offer for schools at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Enjoy exclusive free entry to the adults-only Museums at Night event - a night of fantastic art, science and music performances and much more. Book now

Oppi Festival 2015

Oppi is an education event with a difference. It’s a not-for-profit, pop up, accessible learning festival, with an aspiration to travel the world, bringing global brilliance to a diverse audience on a new continent each year. Book now

Royal Opera House Bridge conference

The third annual Royal Opera House Bridge conference will take place on Friday June 12th. The theme for this year is Leadership and the conference aims to explore how leaders can at all levels, in all settings, make access to high quality arts and culture a genuine entitlement for all children and young people. Read more

New Workshop: Children and Young People as tour guides

Speakers from a range of museums and galleries will talk about how they have set up and successfully run young tour guiding programs as well as highlighting the challenges. Speakers will reveal how to empower young participants giving children and young people a real feeling of ownership of the museum or gallery. Book now

Top of the class: creating successful schools programmes

An MP seminar examining how museums can create learning programmes with schools that are resilient to change. The event will take place on 28 April at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Book now