Illegal schools

Public urged to report illegal schools as pupils taught in ‘squalid’ settings

Ofsted warns parents and councils are paying thousands for 'woeful' education in 'squalid' conditions at unregistered schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Archdiocese ‘ruling by diktat’ as schools told to academise by 2023

The Archbishop of Birmingham has said academisation is an "essential" reform to protect Catholic education

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Private schools

Faith school which segregated staff finally shut down

Rabia Boys and Girls School in Luton was accused of “actively undermining” British values by Michael Wilshaw in 2016

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE pulls plug on new voluntary-aided secondary over ‘lack of need’

One of only three proposed new voluntary-aided schools approved for government set-up cash has been cancelled because of a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Revealed: The 7 new faith school trusts at the heart of the DfE’s academies drive

The government has named the first seven new faith school trusts it is funding to help drive its academisation...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Berridge happy for en-masse conversions in faith schools academies plan

Baroness Berridge said she would not rule out the rapid growth of religious trusts, after announcing over £2 million...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Faith schools waive church attendance requirements

Faith schools are amending requirements for prospective pupils to have attended places of worship in the wake of Covid-19...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

DfE could lose ‘millions’ under faith academies plan

The government could lose millions in contributions towards capital funding if religious groups convert their schools into academies en-masse....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Sikh school claims DfE gives it ‘little choice’ in its future

A local Sikh community has called on the education secretary to intervene in the case of a faith school...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson