Tag: free schools

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The government has rejected a bid to open a Jewish free school in London after criticising its plans to dedicate 20 per cent of learning time to faith-based...
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The government has written off £800,000 it was unable to claw back from free schools. Schools Week revealed last month that the DfE needed to claw back £11...
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Local authorities will now have to estimate how many pupils move to certain free schools opening in their area under changes to how the government recoups funding. Under...
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Autism-specific schools make up almost half of all special needs free schools. The “more complex” requirements of autistic pupils compared with other special needs have led to high...
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While the news headlines have been dominated by how clever (or not) England’s children were revealed to be in this week’s international maths and science league tables, our...
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The government needs to claw back £11 million from more than 100 free schools after they failed to recruit expected numbers of pupils. New free schools are initially...
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A troubled free school has an “unusual” interim management structure in place as a takeover looms, although both the school and the government are refusing to take responsibility...
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Last weekend, The Sunday Times published a lengthy article about Michaela, the north London free school that styles itself as “the strictest school” in the country. As one...
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Multi-academy trusts are six times more likely to be named after men than women, a Schools Week investigation has revealed. Analysis of the names given to multi-academy trusts...
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The government would need to triple the average number of free schools opened each year to meet higher targets for 2020 demanded by Toby Young, the newly appointed...
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One of the country’s largest academy trusts is to open a 16-19 free school offering only vocational courses and GCSE resits. The Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form (HPS6F),...