Private schools

Brings total of warning letters issued in 2018 to over 80 The Department for Education (DfE) has today added 25 schools to its list of independent... Read more
This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school... Read more
But website features positive article published only yesterday ‘We are extremely gratified by all the national and local media attention surrounding... Read more
Head said private pupils could ‘benefit’ from state school’s facilities Stuart Pywell, executive head of St Stephen’s Junior School, Canterbury,... Read more
Six turbulent years for free school in Tyne and Wear Grindon Hall Christian School, Tyne and Wear, has had six turbulent years since become a state-... Read more
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
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
An ‘unspoken selling point’ of the proposed low-cost private school, the Independent Grammar School: Durham (IGSD) ‘is the cachet of attending a... 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
Five challenges face English schools, Robert Halfon, Conservative chair of the Education Select Committee, said yesterday. He was speaking in an... Read more
Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’... Read more
The opening of a ‘no-frills’ private school in Durham has been delayed, Schools Week reports. Pre-inspection of the Independent Grammar School (IGS)... Read more
A cross-party committee of MPs isn’t convinced the Department for International Development (DFID) acted correctly when it provided grant funding to... Read more
'When I was a teenager, kids set fire to the Bristol comprehensive* I attended, razing it to the ground. It felt likely they were giving their... Read more
The last Labour manifesto said a Labour government would impose VAT on independent school fees, T he Times wrote on 16 September (behind paywall).... Read more
You, too, can earn millions if you’re a teacher. That’s the message from Mark Steed, director of Dubai-based Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS... Read more
Yesterday I used the Department for Education schools database, Edubase, to check details of some academies which had changed hands. Today I tried to... Read more
‘ Britain’s first cut-price private school to charge just £52 a week’ . The Sun , 22 February 2017 The paper outlines a proposal, reported days... Read more