...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals
The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...Read more
One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August
43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...Read more
If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed
‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...Read more
Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN
The need for more school places is best met by...Read more
Rise in number of disappearing KS4 pupils
Off-rolling, whereby secondary schools exclude pupils likely to lower an...Read more
Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents
It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards...Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article .
The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner...Read more
‘Free schools have largely been set up in areas with a need for more school places,’ research * from NFER and Sutton Trust shows. It’s good news...Read more
I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ .
Research by John Goldthorpe has...Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust .
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s...Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved.
In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...Read more
The New Schools Network (NSN) ‘has worked with two-thirds of the 691 free schools that have opened or been approved to open so far and the charity...Read more
Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month.
And what...Read more
Teachers at flagship free school Michaela Community School (MCS) fear they will be ‘harmed’ by pupils from other schools, recent accounts* reveal...Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k...Read more
‘One in four children go to failing secondary schools,’ says the New Schools Network (NSN), the taxpayer funded charity set up to promote free...Read more