‘Zero-tolerance behaviour policy may be contributing to exclusion of Bristol’s most vulnerable students’

Michal Grant has worked with many kids excluded from mainstream education who say the Ready to Learn behavioural system is failing them.

Lost learning: ‘My grandson’s being failed by a broken education system’

The grandmother of a boy repeatedly removed from Bristol primary schools speaks out, as the city's mayor backs a zero-exclusions policy.

Parents and staff warn of post-Covid nursery placement shortage

Staffing shortages are forcing nurseries in the city to close or scale back services.

Bristol’s nursery schools battle to stay afloat as government proposals offer lifeline

Bristol's 12 council-funded nurseries, which play a vital role in reducing inequalities among young children, aren't sustainable due to years of underfunding.

Revealed: Parents taking legal action over mistreatment of son at special needs school

A former worker has also shed light on what happened before St Christopher's closed in 2019 and police investigated child cruelty.

Pupils struggle to adapt to school post-lockdown

Social anxiety among school kids is up and attendance is down as the impact of the lockdowns is still being felt in schools today.

Council still missing targets to tackle SEND crisis, more than two years since damning inspection

Campaigners are criticising Bristol City Council for stalled progress since a damning inspection declared the city’s service ‘not fit for purpose’ in 2019.

Why PE isn’t just about exercising – and needs protecting

Sports advocates say it’s more than exercise that kids are missing out on when sports are cut from school timetables.

Children ‘missing out’ on free school meals

Children could be missing out on free school meals because of schools not checking often enough for eligibility, according to Cabot Primary School's business manager.

Updated plans to redevelop St Christopher’s into retirement community have been unveiled. But some locals still need convincing.

The debate rages on about the future of the site of St Christopher’s, a former residential school for vulnerable children that closed amid a police investigation in 2019.

Exclusive: No child cruelty charges after two-year police investigation into special school St Christopher’s

Two years after the school for vulnerable children closed, the valuable site has been sold and now local residents are raising concerns about plans to redevelop it into a care community for older people.

Bristol City Council asks government to help with £24m schools deficit

The council's finance director Denise Murray said there were risks of further increases in the deficit.