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We won't know if opportunity areas have worked until at least 2021
The government won’t be able to gauge the impact of a £72 million project to boost social mobility in 12 “opportunity areas” until after 2020, its own research...
How to apply for re-marks and appeal A-level results
Pupils across England will get their A-level results on Thursday, and while most of them celebrate, their exams officers, teachers and school leaders will be deciding what to...
School pupils move into three former UTC sites
Three former University Technical College sites will become schools next month after closing their doors earlier this year. UTCs in Oldham, Daventry and Greenwich all closed this summer...
High Court ruling threatens Ofsted's ability to publish negative reports
Schools receiving negative Ofsted reports are now more likely to attempt to block them, solicitors have warned in the wake of a landmark High Court ruling. Durand Academy...
Judge: Durand management may have taken 'eye off the ball' over EFA squabble
Management at the under-fire Durand Academy may have taken its eyes “off the ball” due to an ongoing conflict with the Education Funding Agency, a judge has said....
A-level maths is more useful for top university places than private school
Taking maths at A-level is more helpful for landing a place at a Russell Group university than studying at a grammar or private school, research from University College...
Boys' A-level performance set to rise this year, predicts academic
This year’s A-level results are expected to show a surge in performance among boys, despite a fall in top grades overall due to changes in the way the...
Academy trust fights on to pick its own feeder schools
A multi-academy trust will keep fighting to give pupils who attended its own primaries priority admission to its flagship west London secondary, despite legal setbacks. Aspirations Academies Trust...
Pay scales for teachers and leaders in England and Wales from September 2017
The new teacher and school leadership pay rates for 2017-18 have been confirmed by the Department for Education. Last month, the DfE accepted the recommendations from the School...
iGCSE results will not be published this year
iGCSE results data will not be published this year as it is fully removed from league tables and students are pushed back towards regular GCSE courses. Pupils are...
Pupils' interest in going to university falls to lowest level since 2009
The proportion of school pupils who think they will go to university has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, a new poll reveals. According to an Ipsos...