Local schools

‘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
Greenwich Council, recently criticised for paying £1.5m to an academy trust mainly for land the council already owned, forked out £13m to change a... Read more
Competition from free schools contributed to financial difficulties which led to Corelli College, Greenwich, being transferred to Leigh Academies... 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
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
The New Schools Network (NSN) ‘has worked with two-thirds of the 691 free schools that have opened or been approved to open so far and the charity... 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
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
The proportion of pupils entering at least five EBacc subjects has gone down since 2016, from 39.7% in 2016 to 38.2% in 2017, Department for... Read more
‘They don’t give a monkey’s what the music is, whether it’s Schubert in German or the theme from Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, but... Read more
Former education secretary Michael Gove tweeted yesterday in support of Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students (OfS): '... Read more
Carillion, the global construction firm and provider of support services, is to be investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The probe is... Read more
The story is familiar to anyone who has read David Laws’ book Coalition : the Department for Education (DfE) under Michael Gove was dysfunctional and... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) doesn’t have a schedule for publishing impact assessment for free schools opening in September 2016 and September... Read more
Baxter College, Kidderminster, opened in February 2017. That’s what the Department for Education database says. School Performance Tables also say it... Read more
Two schools maintained by local authorities were ranked in the top ten English schools based on their Progress 8 (P8) scores, the New Schools Network... Read more