Academies

Ombudsman wants to intervene over academy admission disputes

LGSCO role does not currently cover academies

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Top university places up 28% after record A-level results

Accepted student numbers on competitive courses have soared

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

School admission appeals flexibilities extended again to September 2022

Changes to the way appeals process works extended for another year, albeit with slightly different wording

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Secondary school admission appeals fall for first time in six years

The number of secondary school admission appeals heard in England has fallen for the first time in at least six...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Williamson wants to rush through university admissions reform ‘without legislation’

The government wants to rush through its plans for a post-qualifications admissions (PQA) system for universities “without legislation”, the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

20,000 students hit as UCAS glitch rejects university offers

Tens of thousands of students faced more stress this morning as a glitch in UCAS’s system automatically rejected their...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Admissions shake-up in September to end struggle for in-year school places

The Department for Education has confirmed a shake-up of in-year admissions to stop schools turning away “challenging” pupils will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE extends emergency school admission appeals flexibilities until September

Flexibilities in the way school admission appeals are handled have been extended until the end of September. The school...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker