Free schools

The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust (BEAT) has ‘not been successful enough’ in improving schools with significant weaknesses,...

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Payments made by Collective Spirit Free School (CSFS), Oldham, and Manchester Creative Studio (MCS) to a related party,...

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Delta Education Trust, formerly The Quay School Academy Trust, agreed a ‘recovery plan’ of £480k with the Education and Skills...

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It would cost too much reveal the purchase price of freeholds for free school sites, the Department for Education told me in...

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West London Primary Free School (WLPFS), London, which opened in 2013, needs replacement roofs, ceiling replacement and...

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‘ Outsourcing has been hit by a string of recent failures, but that does not mean that outsourcing has failed. Labour should...

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A new-build free school in Wokingham, formerly Floreat Silver Meadow, didn’t open as expected in September 2018. When the...

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The Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, which won notoriety when it opened in September 2017 for saying sick pupils should vomit in...

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It’s over six years since 55 free schools opened to huge fanfare . The cost of each site and building should be known by now....

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145 freehold sites are held by the Department for Education for future free schools, the accounts of LocatED show....

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Following yesterday’s article about eight of the thirteen free schools rebrokered in the financial year 2017/18, details of the...

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Thirteen of the 172 academies transferred in the financial year 2017/18 were free schools. There are some familiar names among...

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Floreat Silver Meadow primary school was due to open in September 2018 in a brand-new building. But the long-awaited school,...

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Robert Owen Academy, Hereford, a free school for 14-19 year-olds opened in September 2013, closed at the end of August 2018...

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It’s seven years now since the first 24 free school opened to great fanfare. Yet capital costs for five of these first wave...

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

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

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Check your knowledge of the goings-on in education in England during 2018

Who slated the Department for Education (DfE) about the... Read more