A joint investigation by FE Week and the Financial Times which culminated in a court case has successfully overturned a ban on publication of a...Read more
Freedom of Information law allows government organisations to refuse disclosure of requested data under certain conditions. One reason is a...Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb was clear: 86% of mainstream free schools approved since 2014 have been where school places were needed ‘and the...Read more
174 civil society organisations from across the world have called on investors to stop supporting Bridge International Academies (BIA), the low-...Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb is a fan of the Education Endowment Fund’s Toolkit, the resource which helps busy teachers decide the efficiency, or...Read more
There are permanent ‘system risks’ in education which need constant oversight, Department for Education (DfE) accounts reveal. If these risks...Read more
Mellissa Benn wrote powerfully about this in a Guardian article of 18 July 2017:
There could not be a more favourable time for the...Read more
I’m not an accountant. I admit I’m puzzled by the recent Department for Education accounts.
The figures are big. That’s hardly...Read more
There are familiar names in the leaked list of winners for funding totalling £45m in the first round of bids for the Department for Education’s...Read more
Five warnings to academy trusts were published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in June and July.
DRB Ignite Multi Academy...Read more
Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust (AIBET) is in financial difficulties. It runs two Bournemouth academies, Harewood College...Read more
A comprehensive school accepts pupils irrespective of prior attainment.
A grammar school accepts only pupils who pass a selection test....Read more
The ‘headlines’ in the New School Network publication The Case for Free Schools are puff statements. In particular, the data is dragooned to...Read more