Jackson Lennon (20), who  transitioned from female to male. ‘Nobody cared what I wore in the end,’ he says of his school uniform. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

“Morning, girls. Morning, Jack.” When Jackson Lennon (20) transitioned from female to male in an all-girls Dublin Catholic secondary school, he recei(...)

Pupils of Corpus Christi, Moyross, Limerick, take part in a mindfulness class at the new ‘wellness hub’. Photograph: Alan Place

Welcome to the “wellness hub” at Corpus Christi primary school. Here you’ll find one-to-one counseling for pupils and parents, play or music therapy f(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children. ‘We believe that schools should be fully inclusive and promote equality,’ he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

School admission rules which discriminate in favour of past pupils’ children risk locking generations of vulnerable young people into a cycle of disad(...)

Parentline chief executive says  that despite parents being worried, some angry, they were willing to ‘impose’ the rule on their kids if it meant keeping  schools open. Photograph: iStock

Children will play their part in the public health efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19, Prof Pat Dolan of the Unesco Child and Family Research Ce(...)

National Parents Council Primary received more than 700 contacts from parents within hours of Nphet’s recommendations being reported. Photograph: iStock

Parents’ groups have warned that many families will not send their children into school if they are forced to wear face masks. The National Public He(...)

It is estimated that a parent of a primary school child will pay €1,186 to get them in the school gate this year. Photograph: iStock

School’s out for summer, but parents have some tough homework to do. Back to school costs have increased again this year and, for many, the maths just(...)

In new guidance, schools will be advised to keep windows open fully during break-times and at the end of the school day, and partially open when classrooms are in use. Photograph: iStock

Parents of children returning to school will be asked to sign declaration forms stating that they have no reason to believe their child has an infecti(...)

Teacher Linda Ward Hanlon with seven-year-old Charlie Carr. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Charlie Carr (7) was up early on Thursday morning and waiting at his front door with his Avengers lunchbox and red raincoat. “He was happy out, laugh(...)

Leaving Certificate candidates will be credited with the higher subject grade achieved between the calculated grade and the written examination. File photograph: Getty

Almost 40 per cent of Leaving Cert grades achieved in the written exams last year were higher than those given through the calculated grade process, f(...)

Parents and guardians should keep other factors in mind besides academic achievement when choosing a school for their child. Photograph: iStock

Click here to download the full 2020 Feeder School tables Critics of feeder school data contend that there is so much more to a school than(...)

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