School trips are an eagerly anticipated event in the school calendar for children, and it seems that this sentiment is shared by parents too, with nearly half (46%) believing children learn more from visiting places than they do in the classroom.


UCAS has launched a series of innovative online courses to help today’s students, and the people who advise them, navigate the tricky business of deciding what to do when they leave secondary education.

Young people have a greater range of options than ever before when considering their next steps after school or college, and most rely on busy teachers or parents and carers for advice and guidance.


Parents are feeling in the dark over their children's education after two fifths admitted they didn't know what their child was doing at school. 

New research from Canvas, the Virtual Learning Environment, examined the relationship between schools and parents as calls were being made to the government to do more to encourage parental engagement with schools.



A new tool to improve communication between schools and parents is set to be showcased at a leading industry event next week. 

Capita SIMS will be exhibiting a range of products at BETT - the biggest education technology show of the year at ExCel London between 25 and 28 January. 


Almost 80 per cent of parents in the UK say they would use a mobile app that gave them instant access to information about their child’s school, according to research.

Parents say schools should invest in the technology, as they want to receive instant notifications of important information like school closures, holidays and events.

The research, conducted by digital agency Web Foundry, revealed a rising expectation among parents that they should have access to updates about their child’s education on the go.


Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing.

More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are now recording more information about the children they teach than ever before. 

The results suggest that primary schools’ communication with parents needs to evolve, something some heads are actively addressing.


A report launched today has found that one in four parents think their child’s school website needs improvement. 


Summer camps are incredibly fun, but when it’s all over the post-camp blues can start to settle in. 

How can parents maintain the same level of fun, excitement and creativity as a summer camp?

Well, by looking at what makes activity camps so much fun we have a few ideas to keep the fun all year around!

No Parents allowed! 

Activity camps are just for kids, which means they get some time to relax, have fun and hang out with their friends without their parents pestering them. 


The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts will be holding three open days in October.

The open days, which take place on 7, 13 and 14 October, are the perfect opportunity for parents who have children with a passion for performing to experience the excellent facilities at the school, meet the principal, Stefan Anderson, and senior members of staff and enjoy performances by pupils on all the vocational courses in the school’s very own Markova Theatre.



SAM Labs wireless blocks revolutionise studying with the Internet of Things, teaching kids programming while they study or complete their homework

As of 2015, children clock around an average five to seven hours per week on homework. One in four parents is said to use a tutor to “top up” their child’s education. What if you could replacing expensive tutors and make homework an enjoyable, learning experience? With SAM, you can.