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
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