Local schools

The process has been ‘shambolic’ Way back in 2015, Oxfordshire County Council identified a need for a new secondary school in Oxford. There was a... Read more
Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds, the education secretary, in... Read more
Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN The need for more school places is best met by opening free schools, says... Read more
Shortly to be published research by Professor Michael Shayer reveals an accidental breakthrough in how highly significant cognitive development in... 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
Shoring up schools needs to be open and fair If a shop goes bust, it’s likely to quickly close its doors. But this can’t happen with schools.... Read more
Not additional funding – must be repaid Academy trusts received £4,734,656.00 of advances in the financial year 2017/18, Freedom of Information (FoI... 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
Crumbling Cumbrian school will receive ‘substantial capital investment’ At last, after ten years, Whitehaven Academy is getting new buildings. It... Read more
Gaps in provision mean many pupils will miss out Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced a £5m fund for twenty ‘careers hubs’ intended to... Read more
DfE must address major concerns The Public Accounts Committee’s report into the way the Department for Education (DfE) handled the conversion of... Read more
19 still waiting for named sponsor after two years It’s one of the Government’s proudest boasts – when schools fail it will take immediate action.... Read more
PLEASE WATCH THIS FILM - A Healthy Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5bv_YAgZ4 This is a short film to raise awareness about asbestos in... Read more
Repair bill expected to be £5 million The head of The King’s Church of England School in Wolverhampton, James Ludlow, is ‘extremely angry’ that a... Read more
Nine in ten local authority schools are good or outstanding According to schools minister Nick Gibb, speaking to the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools... Read more
Redundancies at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy threaten ‘broadest’ curriculum Inspiration Trust runs two secondary schools in Great Yarmouth:... Read more
The proportion of schools judged good or outstanding has fallen, revised data from Ofsted reveals. Ofsted has altered the way it reports inspection... Read more