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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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DfE to consult on post-qualification admissions as Williamson signals ‘radical change’

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has signalled plans to “radically change” the university admissions system which is “letting down” the brightest...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Universities back post-qualification admissions but shoot down move to January start

A major review into university admissions is calling for places to be offered after students have been awarded grades...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: Admission appeal panels could be held by phone or video call

The government is considering allowing admission appeals to be heard by telephone or video call, after a senior official said...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker