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A school has made it compulsory for some pupils to come in on Saturdays to drive up GCSE results – but a union leader has said five-and-a-half-day weeks...
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A celebrated sixth form with top A-level results has been forced to stop kicking pupils out for low grades after it converted to academy status in order to...
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The education secretary Damian Hinds has released delivery plans for the government’s next six “opportunity areas”, after publishing the first set three months ago. The plans are for Bradford,...
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Two free schools racked up almost £2 million in debt after the Department for Education repeatedly allowed them to over-predict pupil numbers for three years without any plan...
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There are fresh moves afoot to make energy drinks illegal for anyone under 16, as one school resorts to bag searches for caffeinated drinks and sugary snacks to...
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A sixth form investigated for being “unlawful” has finally become official nearly four years after it was told it would need to convert to an academy, Schools Week...
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Harris has announced plans to move its Aspire AP academy, which caters for pupils at risk of exclusion, onto the same site as its new vocational sixth-form. The...
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Grammar schools in Gloucestershire are expanding “through the back door” by increasing their pupil admission numbers, a furious local comprehensive head has warned – but grammar heads are...
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Confusion reigns over whether there is a specific team for grammar schools at the Department for Education. Officials are claiming it’s been disbanded – but a group of...
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Sponsors for 11 schools run by the failed Wakefield City Academies Trust have been confirmed by the government, but officials are still trying to formalise deals for the...
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The crisis-hit Perry Beeches Academy Trust has officially been wound up, after its five schools were rebrokered to new sponsors. The transfer of four academies to the CORE...