• UK's biggest free school bans mixed ability teaching

    The biggest free school campus in the country has opened its doors for the first time and is cutting down on mixed-ability teaching. The £45 million Riverside Campus in Barking, run by the Partnership Learning trust, has the capacity for 2,600 pupils between Riverside Secondary School, Riverside Primary School and special educational needs school Riverside

    5.00 Sep. 30th, 2017 | News

  • Free school that omits arts and humanities rated ‘inadequate’

    A free school in Newcastle that does not teach humanities, arts or foreign languages has been branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in its first inspection. The education watchdog singled out the “unacceptable” absence of subjects at Discovery School, which also omits physical education, in its report from an inspection conducted in May. “The curriculum is failing

    5.00 Jul. 31st, 2017 | News