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
Competition from free schools contributed to financial difficulties which led to Corelli College, Greenwich, being transferred to Leigh Academies... 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 that... 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
It’s nearly three years since the Department for Education (DfE) published application forms for approved free schools. There have been none... Read more
The decline in inspection outcomes for non-association, non-special independent schools during the academic year 2016/17 ‘has been quite stark’, says... Read more
‘ We are very pleased that, like other good and outstanding schools, selective schools now have access to a fund to allow them to expand their... 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
It’s dated March 2017 but it wasn’t published until today - the Ipsos-MORI analysis of the consultation about Schools that Work for Everyone which... Read more
It’s ‘absurd’ to use a ‘flawed inflation measure’ when calculating interest on student loans, the chair of the Treasury Committee and former... 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
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
By law , the Education Secretary must ‘take into account the impact on other schools when assessing Free school applications.’ But how do we know if... Read more
Five challenges face English schools, Robert Halfon, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, said yesterday. He was speaking in an... Read more
We hear a lot about ‘British Values’. They’re something schools are supposed to promote. Ofsted expects it. Inspectors must evaluate ‘the... Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved. In July, the Ofsted Board meeting resolved to ‘... Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and... Read more