Free schools

The International Academy of Greenwich, a free school mired in planning difficulties* since it opened, has been judged to...

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Writing in The Times , the new education secretary Gavin Williamson says he wants ‘more free schools to shake things up and do...

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Nutrition standards in schools may not be met if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, some councils warn. The BBC reported that these local...

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Controversial Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (GYCA) was judged good this month.

GYCA is run by...

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Changing the reason for refusing a Freedom of Information request following an internal review is ‘not ideal’, the Information...

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Fifteen free schools changed hands in financial year 2018/19, Department for Education data reveals*. This brings the total of...

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It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .

He’s...

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It’s nearly nine years since the Academies Act was propelled through Parliament with the speed usually reserved for emergency...

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The building formerly used by the defunct Manchester Creative Studio is being occupied by property guardian company, Global Guardians, Freedom of...

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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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