Academies

SEND, AP and ‘elite’ sixth forms prioritised in next free schools wave

DfE opens applications for up to 75 free schools with as many as 14,000 places

James Carr
James Carr
Features

Charlotte Pearce Cornish, director, Premier Advisory Group

Charlotte Pearce Cornish’s Premier Advisory Group has just won the contract to support free school applications. She explains how...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Academies

New Schools Network to close after losing free schools contract

Charity says its original mission 'has been achieved' as board announces plans to wind up operations

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

New Schools Network loses DfE free schools support contract

Premier Advisory Group will take over DfE-funded free school application support from the NSN after 12 years

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools white paper

Free school charity: All-MAT sector would mean ‘death’ of innovation

Ministers' favoured institutions won't be replicated if white paper scraps standalone academies, charity warns

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

‘Elite’ sixth forms have fewer poor students, study finds

Ministers want more sixth forms that send pupils to top universities as part of 'levelling-up' agenda

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy trusts get £21m in non-repayable bailouts

The Academies Enterprise Trust received £2 million, one of more than 80 trusts bailed out in a single year

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Science free school with no RE lessons put in special measures

Ofsted said half-termly internal exams were 'burdensome' and left staff workload 'unmanageable'

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

GCSE results 2021: Top grades rise most at private and free schools

Private and free schools have seen the biggest jump in top grades in this year’s teacher-assessed GCSE results, figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger