Private schools

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
The Department for Education (DfE) was forced to issue a ‘ clarification to the consultation document ’ on proposals in ‘Schools that Work for... Read more
Non-association private schools, those fee-paying schools not associated to groups affiliated to the Independent Schools Council ( ISC ), are less... Read more
‘How to win the argument against grammar schools’. Sam Freedman, former advisor to Michael Gove, gave an impassioned response at the ResearchEd... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
The number of pupils at schools affiliated to the Independent Schools Council ( ISC ) has risen, says the ISC. Pupil numbers in 1,249 schools which... Read more