Twelve of the sixteen outstanding grammar schools ‘chosen’ for expansion haven’t been inspected for eight years or more. Five* were last...Read more
This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...Read more
Knighted psychologist accused of fraud
The hugely-influential work of educational psychologist Sir Cyril Burt dominated...Read more
Dr Montacute’s article is linked to a Sutton Trust media release of 31 July 2018, purporting to show that high attaining disadvantaged pupils are...Read more
We're told there is no money for education but Theresa May has turned the ESFA upside down, given them a damned good shaking, and found £400m of...Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.
Thirty years ago this summer the Great...Read more
‘ We are very pleased that, like other good and outstanding schools, selective schools now have access to a fund to allow them to expand their...Read more
It’s dated March 2017 but it wasn’t published until today - the Ipsos-MORI analysis of the consultation about Schools that Work for Everyone which...Read more
Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’. That’s the conclusion of Durham University academics...Read more
Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’...Read more
Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month.
And what...Read more
71% of UK adults want more spending on education, the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017 reveals.
The survey also found 83% would like...Read more
Faith free schools must reserve half of their applications for children who are not of the faith.
That doesn’t mean half of pupils in...Read more
It’s essential, politicians say, for schools to close the gap in GCSE achievement between disadvantaged and advantaged pupils.
But very...Read more
Local authority maintained schools are among the best in the country when judged by Progress 8. I’ve said so before .
But let's be honest...Read more
Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection...Read more
Skegness Grammar School was judged to require improvement after inspectors visited the school during focussed inspections of academies in the...Read more