Schools

Brighton hopes admissions change will ‘lessen inequality’

The council is consulting on plans to give secondary admissions priority to poorer pupils

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Schools

Admissions: Just 1 in 20 schools prioritise poorer pupils

But some settings, particularly free schools, are turning to 'innovative' approaches to be more inclusive, report finds

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Heads revolt over planned expansion of London school

Council intervenes in plan for secondary in neighbouring borough to increase its official capacity

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

DfE ditches 7-year plan to legislate on summer-born admissions

Ministers have been promising a law change on the issue since 2015, but say they will no longer pursue...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Breach school capacity and class limits if needed for Ukrainian children, says DfE

Schools can exceed their published admission numbers and class size limits to ensure children from Ukraine have places

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Ministers scrap plans for post-qualification admissions

DfE says support for shake-up of university admissions was 'not strong enough'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Councils cut primary school places as baby boom flattens

Pupil numbers are expected to fall by around 300,000 over the next five years

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Remote admissions appeals here to stay as DfE seeks to make Covid changes permanent

Hearings would also be allowed to continue with just two panelists if one withdraws

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Ombudsman wants to intervene over academy admission disputes

LGSCO role does not currently cover academies

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth