Demand for selective places is higher than the number of places available, a recently-released document from the Department for Education claims.  The DfE compared the number of selective places available with the number of first preference choices made by parents when... Read more

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The impact assessment* for Turner Free School, Folkestone, is ‘seriously flawed’, writes Peter Read at Kent Independent Advice...

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The Red Kite Trust, based at Chesham Grammar School, has been sent a ‘termination’ letter for Ivingswood Academy, a primary...

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Fourteen of the top fifteen schools based on Progress 8 scores have one thing in common: they have few low-achieving pupils. ...

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When Greenwich Free School opened in 2012, it was assessed at posing a high risk to five local secondary schools, all...

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Free school impact assessments are compiled when a school is at the pre-opening stage.  They are not published until after a...

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The claim of ‘insufficient academic pupils’ is being used to explain missing exam scores from Harris academies in a recently...

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Pupils at Michaela Community School achieved stellar GCSE results in 2019, the first year the school entered pupils for GCSE...

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Khalsa Secondary Academy, a Sikh free school in Buckinghamshire, has been sent a ‘minded to terminate’ letter by the area’s...

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Academy trusts must ‘control the narrative’ which has been dominated by opponents of academization, says the Confederation of...

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Paxton Sports and Science Academy, a primary free school in Thornton Heath, Croydon, has been downgraded from requires...

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Turner Schools, which runs four academies in Kent, owes the Education and Skills Funding Agency over one million pounds, the...

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Schools receive a £50 bonus if they hand out leaflets to parents about supplementary tuition with Exemplar Education, the BBC*...

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It’s essential for young people to be able to talk to ‘providers of technical education and apprenticeships’ in school if they...

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REAch2, the largest primary-only academy trust, has received a minded to terminate letter re Sprites Primary Academy, Ipswich,...

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The education secretary Gavin Williamson rightly defends freedom of speech on university campuses in a press release...

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Schools receive a £50 bonus if they hand out leaflets to parents about supplementary tuition with Exemplar Education, the BBC*...

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Real terms per-pupil funding in 2020-21 ‘would be 1.0% lower than in 2010-11’ if the teachers' pension employer contribution...

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 ‘We are increasing funding for SEND schools by £780 million…’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, PMQs, 29...

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