Articles by Kate

State or Academy Schools: Pros and Cons

The academisation of schools has been one of the most contentious issues in British education ever since the policy’s inception in 2000.


Which LEAs Are Tackling Bullying Best?

Bullying is an unfortunate and harmful part of school life for many children across England, however, our latest research has revealed that it is a far greater problem in some regions than others. Best and worst performers Across the country, the number of exclusions for bullying dropped by 5.6% between the 2011/12 and 2016/17 academic […]


Can you correctly answer these primary school homework questions?

Homework is a necessary part of education, as it helps children to continue learning outside of the classroom. However, without the presence of a teacher, it’s up to parents to provide support if a child is struggling with an answer, and our research shows that many aren’t comfortable with this responsibility. Only a third of […]


Technology in Education

Can you spot the American spellings that are baffling UK adults?

We’re all familiar with technological developments in the education sector, but ever more advanced, ground-breaking progress continues to be made.


How to cope with Exam stress

Examinations can be stressful, both for children and for parents, but when your child is home-schooled, it can feel even more difficult to ensure they”re as prepared as possible for upcoming tests. In a recent survey we conducted, almost a quarter of parents felt unsure of how to best prepare their child for a test, […]


European Education

How do different European countries compare when it comes to education, and how does the UK measure up? In this series of maps, we look at three metrics – pupil-teacher ratios, public expenditure and years of schooling – to find out which countries fare the best, and which have room for improvement. Pupil – Teacher […]


Preparing home-schooled children for exams

Examinations can be stressful, both for children and for parents, but when your child is home-schooled, it can feel even more difficult to ensure they”re as prepared as possible for upcoming tests. In our recent survey, almost a quarter of parents felt unsure of how to best prepare their child for a test, and a […]


The growth of Home Schooling in England

Home Education in England has increased by 361% in the last ten years Following on from our previous study looking into the growth of home education in London, we decided to look at the growth of home education across the whole of England. The research, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, found there to […]


Oxford Home Schooling reports on the growth of Home Schooling in London

Home Schooling increases by 582% in London over last ten years Here at Oxford Home Schooling we have carried out a study looking into the growth of home education in London. The research, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, found there to be a 582% increase in the number of children home educated in […]


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