Tag: free schools

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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...
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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...
Experts
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...