Tag: free schools

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A cash-strapped free school due to close later this year does not seem to know which of its governors racked up a bill of more than £3,250 for...
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Financial cracks are emerging in the government’s flagship 16-19 free schools as heads face stalling recruitment and “chronic” underfunding. Analysis by Schools Week reveals that half of the...
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The government has been accused of propping up under-subscribed free schools with “interest-free loans”, while academies and council schools are left to struggle on without extra cash. It...
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Free school applicants claim they have been “left in the dark” by the delay in announcing the latest successful bids. Schools Week understands the names of successful wave...
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The closing Bolton Wanderers Free School (BWFS) is facing more scrutiny after promises in its original application appear not to have been fulfilled and “supporters” distance themselves from...
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An “inadequate” school linked to a former premier league football club and now closing in August because of financial concerns, paid almost £600,000 to the club in rent...
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A long-running squabble over a pension deficit has seriously delayed a major multi-academy trust from taking over a failing school. Bright Tribe, a Cheshire-based trust with 12 schools,...
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A free school set up by Bolton Wanderers Football Club will close later this year owing the government £500,000 – much of which is likely to be written...
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The National Audit Office today published its report into capital funding for schools. We have the nine key findings.   1. The school places increase is being met...
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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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Manchester City Council is refusing to budget for three of the four free schools due to open in the city this September. From this year, councils have to...