Free schools

Hanson School, Bradford , has been waiting to become an academy since 2011. Two trusts, SPTA and WCAT, abandoned the school....

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Trustees of Langdale Free School, Blackpool, formerly a private school which became state-funded in 2013, have been criticised...

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Proposals for new free schools have to include an impact assessment. These estimate the likely effect of the new provision on...

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The International Academy of Greenwich (IAG), a free school opened in September 2016, has announced its closure.

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The Learning Today Leading Tomorrow (LTLT) trust has been told its funding for the Rugby Free Secondary School could be ended....

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Thirty-seven free schools which have been open for three years or more are still in temporary accommodation, Freedom of...

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'We’ve got a branding problem with the free schools programme,’ Unity Howard, the director of the New Schools Network, told a...

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Seventeen of 41 free schools opened in the academic year 2018/19 have no on-site sports facilities, a belated Freedom of...

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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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