Private schools

This site’s being saying it for years: reforms to state education in England introduced by Michael Gove are a retrograde step...

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60 fee-paying schools so far this year* have been sent warnings from the Department for Education after inspections found they...

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State-funded primary schools are doing so well that ‘wealthy, ambitious parents’ are saving private school fees and opting for...

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‘Parents fear social engineering, says leading head,’ writes today’s Times (£) under an eye-catching front page headline:...

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It was splashed over The Times front page* : Fee-paying schools ‘save the taxpayer £20 billion’ . Full Fact...

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The Independent Grammar School Durham (IGSD) opened in September 2018 promising low-fee, ‘no-frills’ education.

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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

Twenty-one warning notices were sent to independent schools in November by the Department for Education (DfE), new data reveals . This brings the...

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DfE implies private is superior to state

Scholarships will be available for ‘gifted children in care...

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EU joins donors uneasy about commercialisation of education

The EU Parliament this week passed a Resolution banning...

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Brings total of warning letters issued in 2018 to over 80

The Department for Education (DfE) has today added 25 schools...

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This 1999 paper by Professor Michael Shayer is of enormous significance for the future of the English education system and the way that school...

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But website features positive article published only yesterday

‘We are extremely gratified by all the national and local...

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Head said private pupils could ‘benefit’ from state school’s facilities

Stuart Pywell, executive head of St Stephen’s...

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Six turbulent years for free school in Tyne and Wear

Grindon Hall Christian School, Tyne and Wear, has had six turbulent...

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This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country.

Thirty years ago this summer the Great...

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The decline in inspection outcomes for non-association, non-special independent schools during the academic year 2016/17 ‘has been quite stark’,...

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An ‘unspoken selling point’ of the proposed low-cost private school, the Independent Grammar School: Durham (IGSD) ‘is the cachet of attending a...

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