Free schools

The Department for Education has sent a warning letter to REAch2 Academy Trust saying it is ‘minded to terminate’ the trust’s funding agreement to...

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‘…we’ve long been technical education snobs in this country,’ said Education secretary Damian Hinds in a speech at Battersea Power...

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Misleading Ofsted stats cited again…

Nick Gibb : ‘In 2010, just 66% of pupils were attending schools judged by Ofsted to be good or...

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Test results at former Downhills are higher today, says Gibb

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

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MP blames free school for falling roll at doomed Hameldon College

A local council will continue paying money under a...

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

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Approval risks over-capacity after 2023/24

Applications to set up eight secondary/all-through free schools in Leicester...

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy ‘closed’ after just one year

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy opened on 1 August 2017 when...

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...and fewer pupils eligible for free school meals

The top ten mainstream state-funded schools in England based on...

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One, Robert Owen Academy, closed permanently in August

43% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSEs in 2018 had a...

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The process has been ‘shambolic’

Way back in 2015, Oxfordshire County Council identified a need for a new secondary...

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‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching? Can’t be both

‘ The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success...

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Poor enrolment in 2017 blamed on ‘demographic dip’

Plymouth University Technology College (UTC), judged inadequate in April 2016, is planning to...

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Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog

Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds,...

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Parents in the dark contacted local paper for information

When pupils returned to Rugby Free Primary School (RFPS) on 5...

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If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed

‘The very basis of the free school programme is to...

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Secret of free school success is being outside ‘state comprehensive system’

The head of a free school ‘couldn’t have...

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Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN

The need for more school places is best met by...

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