• 16 to 18-year-olds need funding too!

    If 16-to-18 participation is “compulsory” then it should be funded at the same level as other compulsory phases, argues John Widdowson Ten years ago, Alan Johnson MP, then Secretary of State for Education and Science, announced that all young people should be obliged to remain in education, an apprenticeship or employment with training until their

    15.00 Feb. 6th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Investigation: Flagship 16-19 free schools under threat

    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 18 sixth-form free schools have fewer than 200 pupils, which the government says is the minimum roll for a viable school. Most have been open since 2014.

    5.00 May. 15th, 2017 | News