Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are... Read more
2017 assessments even more baffling than those for 2016 openers Two days ago, I highlighted puzzling aspects of impact assessments for free schools... Read more
Bizarre assessments don’t inspire confidence When free school proposals are approved, the Department for Education does a risk assessment before... Read more
Test results for English reading and Maths quashed Teachers at Harris Academy Philip Lane ‘ over-aided ’ Year 6 pupils taking SATs in the summer, the... Read more
Over £.5m to Redhill Academy – but which trust? £546,656 was given to Redhill Academy to support financial recovery in financial year 2016/17,... Read more
Financial Notice to Improve issued in 2016 The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), an all-through academy co-sponsored by Dorset... Read more
Transferred to University of Kent trust with ‘inherited deficit’ Chatham Grammar Schools for Girls (CGSG) was given a £51k grant to support its... Read more
ULT surprise name among academies given DfE grants to stabilise finances United Learning Trust (ULT) was given £685,674k to stabilise its finances in... Read more
£4m in grants awarded - and they don't have to be repaid Over four million pounds in total was given to fourteen struggling academies and University... Read more
St Anthony’s, Glos, one of at least five free schools closed this month St Anthony’s Free school, Gloucestershire, has just closed, Warwick Mansell... Read more
Inspiration would run Trafalgar College and GY (VA) High by September 2016, DfE officals said But no consultation or publicity had taken place ‘The... Read more
DfE compensated Southall College for costs re proposed Floreat Southall School The Department for Education (DfE) paid Southall College £750k for ‘... Read more
FoI request for details of grants for 2016/17 delayed Five days ago, I wrote about the refusal of the Department for Education (DfE) to reveal the... Read more
Zero-tolerance risks exclusions for minor incidents It’s reasonable for schools to have ‘zero-tolerance’ policies towards ‘drugs or weapons’, cross-... Read more
Free school run by Floreat Education Academies Trust closed at the end of term Floreat Brentford, a primary free school, opened in September 2015 in... Read more
Publication would prejudice how public affairs are run Academies struggling with their finances can in exceptional circumstances receive a grant to ‘... Read more
Capital costs and statutory redundancies no longer in data Academy transfer costs for financial year 2017/18 show 255 academies moved between trusts... Read more
Sandymoor school boasted it would be ‘outstanding from day one’ When Sandymoor free school opened in Runcorn in 2012 as part of the free school... Read more