Policy

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
Capital costs for free schools opened in 2015 and later have not been published by the Department for Education (DfE). The only free school capital... 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
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner and... 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
‘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
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
Hold on to your hats! It’s that thorny subject, rearing its ‘timely’ head again. Roger Titcombe and I are busy trying to convince others that... 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
Following criticism by MPs, the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC), has sent out a plea for supportive tweets, Schools Week reveals. CEC was set up... Read more
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‘Same old story. Same old greed. A board of directors too busy stuffing their mouths with gold to show any concern for the welfare of their workforce... 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