Academies

Unions launch legal action against DfE over diocese conversions

Unions claim DfE rules have been 'abused or ignored' to help the Diocese of Hallam academise all its school

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academies system has given politicians too much power, says ex-DfE boss

Ex-permanent secretary says academisation has left school system 'more centralised than it should be'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Legal threats and governor revolts: Inside the mass academisation of Catholic schools

The Catholic MAT drive boosts the DfE's flagging academy agenda, and dioceses say schools are reaping rewards - but...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Fewer than 1 in 100 schools affected by ‘levelling-up’ academies plan

DfE wants 'successive' 'requires improvement' and 'inadequate' schools moved into MATs

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools white paper

DfE considers council-run MATs to achieve academy ambition

Ministers 'open to slightly different models of partnership' as schools white paper looms

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Covid

MATs gain schools and record cash boost amid Covid

Academies boasted record levels of spare cash and continued to expand amid the pandemic, Kreston's annual benchmarking report shows

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academy avoids rebrokering threat until third ‘inadequate’ rating

The leeway given to Nuneaton Academy raised eyebrows, with other academies and maintained schools facing swifter intervention

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Falcon academy trust set to spread its wings

Trust set up to take on challenging schools is going national

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Supreme Court ends Durand Academy land dispute

Highest court throws out appeal bid from trustees seeking compensation for commercial facilities on school site

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker