Academies

This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
‘Academy chains are disproportionately found amongst the top 20 of secondary school groups’, says the Education Policy Institute (EPI) in its report... Read more
An open meeting will be held on 20 June in Rugby, Warwickshire, to probe the sudden departure of Lois Reed, head of Ashlawn School, a bilateral... Read more
The LSE academies report contains ‘certain assumptions that cannot go unchallenged’, says Leora Cruddas , CEO of the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools... Read more
Press release from LSE: The rapid conversion of state schools to academies since 2010 has resulted in the majority of such schools having less... Read more
£1.5m was awarded to Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) when it took over Corelli College, a stand-alone converter academy in Greenwich run by Corelli... Read more
It's likely more state schools will struggle to balance their books as the funding crisis bites. This makes it equally likely they will need support... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) provided £16,274,804 in ‘advances’ to academy trusts in the financial year 2016/17, Freedom of Information (FoI)... Read more
At last, the Department for Education (DfE) has published its response to the consultation on Schools that Work for Everyone . It’s conveniently... Read more
Yesterday, the Department for Education (DfE) churned out a press release outlining what education secretary Damian Hinds was ‘ expected to say ’ in... Read more
Schools judged ‘coasting’ will no longer have to become academies, Education Secretary Damian Hinds is ‘ expected to say’ today. But schools judge... Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
Following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report criticising Department for Education (DfE) oversight of academies, BBC World at One... Read more
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have long been concerned about related-party transactions between academy trusts and companies linked to... Read more
Using calculators can improve pupils’ calculating and problem-solving skills, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found. To achieve maximum... Read more
I recently wrote an article about the deficit at Casterton College, Rutland, a successful secondary school with a good Ofsted rating and a Progress 8... Read more
A Rutland secondary school, Casterton College, which was forced to close R utland County College (RCC) after a new sixth form free school opened, now... Read more
Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month. And what is this ‘... Read more