Free schools

...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals

The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...

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One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August

43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...

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The process has been ‘shambolic’

Way back in 2015, Oxfordshire County Council identified a need for a new secondary...

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‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching? Can’t be both

‘ The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success...

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Poor enrolment in 2017 blamed on ‘demographic dip’

Plymouth University Technology College (UTC), judged inadequate in April 2016, is planning to...

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Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog

Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds,...

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Parents in the dark contacted local paper for information

When pupils returned to Rugby Free Primary School (RFPS) on 5...

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If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed

‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...

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Secret of free school success is being outside ‘state comprehensive system’

The head of a free school ‘couldn’t have...

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Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN

The need for more school places is best met by...

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West London Free School among missing data

Capital costs for seven of the first 24 free schools are still not known. The...

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International Academy of Greenwich cuts number of Year 7s by fifty

The International Academy of Greenwich (IAG), an 11-19...

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This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts.

Major study of 1.8...

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London has the greatest number

54 new free schools are expected to open this month, according to Department for Education...

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2017 assessments even more baffling than those for 2016 openers

Two days ago, I highlighted puzzling aspects of impact...

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Bizarre assessments don’t inspire confidence

When free school proposals are approved, the Department for Education does a...

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St Anthony’s, Glos, one of at least five free schools closed this month

St Anthony’s Free school, Gloucestershire, has...

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Inspiration would run Trafalgar College and GY (VA) High by September 2016, DfE officals said

But no...

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