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Edition 36 editorial Harpenden Free School is changing its name to Harpenden Academy. As a paper that started life...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

A desperate hunt for the middle classes

Labour’s threat  to end “generous state subsidies” for private schools may be well meaning, but will end up harming...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: Finance: ‘Costs have to be split’

All state boarding schools have two sets of accounts: the standard accounts of any state day school and, separately,...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: Partnerships: ‘Failures are not an option’

Holyport College, the first new free school to offer boarding places, opened in September and will eventually take 500...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: Governance: ‘A multitude of extra requirements’

Strong governance and leadership are as essential in a state boarding school as they are in any other school....

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding school special — for: Vulnerable children, quite literally, cost us a fortune

State-funded boarding schools run as a school, not as a care home, are the best solution for children failed...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding school special — against: It is the children who have to live away from home

If the government wants vulnerable children to be placed in boarding schools, what pastoral training will be given to...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

State boarding schools: What are they? How do they work?

State boarding schools are an unusual hybrid. They sound a bit like private schools (they’re not), they sound as...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

School funding changes: made simple

The way in which the Dedicated Schools Grant, one of the main components of school funding, is calculated is...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips