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All the latest national education news plus the local issues affecting the Birmingham and West Midlands area.


20,000 voters vanish from Birmingham's electoral roll

New registration system prompted by 'banana republic' frauds scandal

Andrew Cleaves, chief executive and principal at Birmingham Metropolitan College

New institute of technology to triple city apprenticeships

Plans to shake up further education and and create new generation of apprentices

Nicky Morgan visiting the University of Birmingham School, in Selly Oak

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says hoax bomb calls 'have to be taken seriously'

Education Secretary fears impact on pupils after series of hoax bomb threats

Work can now start on the new National College for High Speed Rail

Go ahead for new National College for High Speed Rail

City planners dismiss critics of HS2 as work can now start on institute which will train the next generation of rail engineers

Schools have been urged to embrace vocational qualifications

Schools told to end 'snobbery' over vocational qualifications

Schools will be ordered to encourage pupils to apply for apprenticeships and vocational qualifications such as engineering courses

Pank Patel is the West Midlands Regional Schools Commissioner

The 'secret' official who runs 600 Midland schools

The influential Commons Education Committee has warned that the Regional Schools Commissioner must become more accountable to parents and the public

CGI of the planned new National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham

New Birmingham HS2 college set for green light

'City fully endorses' government's decision to locate new college on city science park as planners expected to give scheme the go ahead

Dr Paul Hamilton is due to leave the UK next week after being arrested exclusive

Birmingham academic arrested after student visa expires

Shakespeare expert Dr Paul Hamilton who studied for a PhD at the University of Birmingham has spent ten days at a refugee centre and must leave next week

Julian Lloyd Webber has been named president of the Birmingham and Midland Institute

Lloyd Webber named new Birmingham and Midland Institute president

Conservatoire principal cements his place in the city with one-year tenure at prestigious lecture and exhibition institution

Birmingham's grammar schools performed well last year in A-levels

Birmingham's grammar schools outperform others in A-levels

New research shows city's selective schools came top of the pile for A-level results in comparison with independents, colleges and comprehensives

Aston University has joined up with local MPs to launch a pro-Europe campaign

Aston University calls for Britain to stay in EU

City institute hosts event to launch the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign with a trio of West Midlands MPs

University of Birmingham is researching ways to help elderly people live independently

University of Birmingham joins major study into independent living

Edgbaston institute joins group of five centres which will aim to help people over 65 with mobility issues and tackling everyday tasks

IMI's gatehouse buildings have been awarded Grade II listed status

IMI gatehouse on new Islamic school site awarded Grade II listing

Listing could disrupt plans to build the new Eden School on former munitions factory base in Perry Barr

Yifan Ling

Former BCU student draws in millions of fans

Since attending Birmingham university Yifan Ling has garnered worldwide success and legions of fans

Boys begin to close gap on GCSE performance in Birmingham

GCSE results suggest tide could be turning as more exams introduced

New McCarthy & Stone development in Oak Tree Lane, Bournville, is being named Elizabeth Court after Dame Elizabeth Cadbury.

Cadbury honoured in name of new Bournville retirement complex

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury has been honoured by McCarthy & Stone, with the developer naming its new retirement complex in Bournville after her.

Paul Kehoe, Henry Jinman and Eloise Parr

Inspiring individuals tell how Warwick University helped their careers

Birmingham Airport CEO, pioneering crowdfunder and an engineering student reveal how Warwick University helped them to succeed

Chinese investors have acquired Staffordshire University's main campus in Stafford

Chinese investors snap up university campus

Staffordshire University says purchaser has vowed to use the 50-acre site for educational purposes

Clegg Construction wins £10m university brief

Group behind Staycity project in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter will build a new centre to boost the region's science and technology industry

University College Birmingham is planning more campus expansion

University College Birmingham plans more regen for Jewellery Quarter campus

Major overhaul of run-down former offices and printing works will see more teaching facilities, parking and a sports hall built on vacant site

In This Week's Paper


Graeme Brown
Editor (Agenda and Business)
Enda Mullen
Business Reporter
Tamlyn Jones
Business Reporter
Neil Elkes
Local Government Correspondent
Emma McKinney
Education Correspondent
Ben Hurst
News Editor
Jonathan Walker
Political Editor