‘… comprehensive schools, catering as they do for a broad range of abilities, teach at a level which enables pupils with the potential to do so to progress to higher education…’  This is the ‘reasonable interpretation’ by Iain Mansfeld, the author of a report published by ‘... Read more

Most recent

Secondary schools which have been less than good for ten years or more tend to be those with a higher proportion of white...

Read More

Teachers at the flagship Michaela Community School, a secondary free school in London much admired by schools minister Nick Gibb...

Read More

‘…polls consistently prove public opinion supports the expansion of grammar schools.’

So said Iain...

Read More

The HEPI paper claiming grammar schools play a ‘significant role in supporting social mobility’ was incomplete and inaccurate, write three...

Read More

‘Pupils from the poorest families are TWICE as likely to get into Oxbridge if they attend a grammar school, report finds,’ says...

Read More

Schools minister Lord Agnew continues to be involved in Inspiration Trust, the multi-academy trust (MAT) running academies in...

Read More

Most Read

Schools minister Lord Agnew continues to be involved in Inspiration Trust, the multi-academy trust (MAT) running academies in...

Read more

Teachers at the flagship Michaela Community School, a secondary free school in London much admired by schools minister Nick Gibb...

Read more

Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

Test results at Harris Academy Philip Lane, formerly Downhills...

Read more

Professor Becky Allen of the UCL Institute of Education has written important articles about the Pupil Premium (PP) that I discuss here and here...

Read more

The HEPI paper claiming grammar schools play a ‘significant role in supporting social mobility’ was incomplete and inaccurate, write three...

Read more

‘…studies of the impact of the academies programme show little difference between the performance of academies and local authority maintained...

Read more

Our Top Choices

 

106 out of the just over 500 free schools* which have opened are in temporary accommodation, Freedom of Information shows...

Read more

Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

Test results at Harris Academy Philip Lane, formerly Downhills...

Read more

Special needs pupils being let down

Councils spent nearly £100m in the past four years on fighting appeals against their...

Read more

Hinds's defence (or is it defiance?) is ill-founded

The education secretary Damian Hinds defended the ‘broad thrust’ of data claims made by...

Read more

Professor Becky Allen of the UCL Institute of Education has written important articles about the Pupil Premium (PP) that I discuss here and here...

Read more

The present system in England harms all pupils

There’s something in the air – and it’s not just too-early Christmas music...

Read more

About Local Schools Network

The Local Schools Network celebrates and supports local schools. Join us, join up, join in - comment, question, and debate the key issues. Let us know what you are thinking and doing.

The Founders

Fiona Millar
Francis Gilbert
Henry Stewart
Melissa Benn