Free schools

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

Primary school pupils in multi-academy trusts (MATs) made the least progress in reading, official data issued last week reveals.

Surely...

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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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