The FT brings analysis of the increasingly available data to measure the performance of the country’s top schools

Gene study predicts school performance

‘Polygenic score’ can make a difference to life chances

UK primaries adopt ‘Asian’ style maths

Changes implemented to improve country’s numeracy

Teachers in England vote for strike

Protest over pay, conditions and government funding

Ofsted chief has ‘no teaching experience’

Amanda Spielman was co-founder of large academy chain

Middle-class children increasingly hothoused

Activities counter school efforts to close gap in exam performance

Fall in pupil attainment tests SNP

Results of numeracy survey show ruling party has ‘much to do’

Ofsted warns on illegal English schools

Probe finds children ‘at risk of harm’ and exposed to ‘extremism’

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Morgan beats retreat on forced academies

Revolt by Tory backbenchers prompts another policy U-turn

Thousands of children in tests protest

Parents say SATs place children under unnecessary pressure

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Baker’s guerrilla war over skills

Thatcher minister is an unlikely provocateur in the ideological battle for job training in schools

Private schools offer record bursaries

More than one pupil in four receives financial support

Inside the workplace simulator

Pupils struggle to find work placements yet employers complain

Schools policy shift signals dysfunction

Cameron has no time for any matters aside from the EU referendum, says Sebastian Payne

Tories put brakes on academies plan

Aide signals delay to legislation that would reform all state schools

Former education secretary slams school plan

Kenneth Baker says Tory party likely to reconsider its position