All articles

In thirteen months from 1 September 2013 to 31 October 2014, a total of 23 academies changed hands.  But the latest data, obtained via Freedom of...

Read more

120 academies transferred to other academy trusts in the eight months from 1 May 2016 to 31 December 2016, Freedom of Information reveals.

...

Read more

The Government wants more grammar schools to open.  It also wants existing grammars to prioritise children from ‘ordinary working families’ who...

Read more

You’d think that arguing over which teaching methods were most effective was a modern argument.  But you’d be wrong. 

Today’s...

Read more

When the Department for Education told me they would publish academy transfer fees sometime in the future, I did not expect to be still waiting...

Read more

Free schools, we are told, will offer more choice to parents.  But that’s not what's happened in Rutland, England’s smallest county.

There...

Read more

 

This chart is taken from this article in The Conversation, and shows the proportion of children that get into grammar schools by...

Read more

‘Education is a public service’ and ‘a common good that cannot be traded’, said Jean-Marie le Guen, the French Minister for Development, at the...

Read more

The two selective schools in Poole, Dorset, were oversubscribed if all preferences are taken into account.  But so were three Poole...

Read more

I was prompted to write this article by a recent telephone conversation with the complaints section of my Electricity Supply company. I won’t...

Read more

‘…selective and grammar schools are often hugely over-subscribed, so consulting on how we respond to that demand from parents and pupils is...

Read more

‘U turn or You’ll lose’ – that was the message to Prime Minister Theresa May from Tory MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on Radio 4’s Today this morning...

Read more

Grammar schools and their organisations dominated meetings with the Department for Education’s Selective Education Team both during and after the...

Read more

This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting...

Read more

The last week has not been good for schools worried about money. The Chancellor seems immune to warnings about the state of school funding. The...

Read more