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Sir Michael Wilshaw’s CBI speech wasn’t about academic selection but about a move to high-quality vocational education being an equal status option available to all students Sir Michael...
The Education Secretary wants private schools to earn their right be considered a charity. But many state schools are also charities, which provides tax benefits in return for...
Edition 36 editorial Harpenden Free School is changing its name to Harpenden Academy. As a paper that started life with the moniker Academies Week, we empathise. It’s not...
Labour’s threat  to end “generous state subsidies” for private schools may be well meaning, but will end up harming the least well off It was only a matter...
State-funded boarding schools run as a school, not as a care home, are the best solution for children failed by the education system Why should we care about...
Holyport College, the first new free school to offer boarding places, opened in September and will eventually take 500 state pupils. It is a non-selective co-educational secondary school...
All state boarding schools have two sets of accounts: the standard accounts of any state day school and, separately, the accounts of all expenditure and money received for...
Strong governance and leadership are as essential in a state boarding school as they are in any other school. Our systems of governance need to include all the...
State boarding schools are an unusual hybrid. They sound a bit like private schools (they’re not), they sound as if they’re free (also wrong), and they sound like...
If the government wants vulnerable children to be placed in boarding schools, what pastoral training will be given to bring standards up to those expected in residential care...
The way in which the Dedicated Schools Grant, one of the main components of school funding, is calculated is changing. The Department for Education says that, for the...

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