Opinion

What would a remain vote mean for education?

What would a Remain vote mean for the Department for Education and schools? Schools Week asked Amy Finch for...

Amy Finch
Amy Finch
News

Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall supports free schools

Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall has said she supports free schools – in contrast to previous Labour policy. Appearing...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Three Ofsted inspections into free schools published in election run-up – compared to 10 last year

Only three Ofsted inspections into free schools were published in the run up to the election – compared to...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

Free schools: what to ask

Labour’s views are based on a reality that has long dissolved; free schools are no longer for white middle-class...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

David Cameron has NOT built the most new schools in history

In a press release today, the Department for Education claims: “This move brings the total number of free school...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Opinion

Who is the right group to monitor schools?

Having increasingly ‘freed’ schools from local government, it seems they still need to be monitored. But who should do...

Amy Finch
Amy Finch
Opinion

State boarding schools: Partnerships: ‘Failures are not an option’

Holyport College, the first new free school to offer boarding places, opened in September and will eventually take 500...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

Schools Week editorials

Edition seven editorial Free school sixth-form offer £500 recruitment ‘incentive’ to pupils A proposed sixth-form free school advertising £500 incentives...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
Opinion

New ways of finding free school properties are needed urgently

As new free schools are due to open this month, some have opened in temporary accommodation and others have...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips