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A primary school will re-open above a Lidl supermarket in a move experts say shows the “huge need” for free school sites as many languish in temporary accommodation....
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Schools that lose high proportions of pupils to university technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools often have to “reintegrate” youngsters a year later because institutions close or pupils...
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A long-awaited Ofsted report on the “reliability” of inspections – tested through sending two inspectors to a school to see if they give the same judgment – will...
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The EBacc has prompted a rise in pupils taking at least one arts subject at GCSE – but the number of teachers and contact hours dedicated to those subjects have...
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Multi-academy leaders are more frequently naming primary schools within their trust as feeder schools for their secondaries, despite little evidence of any strong “links”. In its annual report,...
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A school has told staff to “switch off non-essential” lights – even when pupils are in school – to save money. A primary school in the north of...
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A specialist body of safeguarding officers should be set up within or separately from Ofsted because inspections are “too short” to cover the issue properly, a multi-academy (MAT)...
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More pupils leave schools when they become sponsored academies than when they are under local authority control, a new report has shown. Researchers at Education Datalab analysed up...
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Two free schools in Greater Manchester will be re-brokered to new multi-academy trusts after one was placed into special measures on its first inspection and the second given...
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More than a third of parents have been asked to donate money to their child’s school, according to a new survey by PTA UK, a charity which represents...
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New performance measures such as Progress 8 have led some multi-academy trusts to move away from traditional data-system providers. “Added layers of complexity” have helped to shake up...