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NAO capital funding report: £6.7bn needed to rebuild crumbling schools, and 8 other key findings

The National Audit Office today published its report into capital funding for schools. We have the nine key findings....

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Government to rebroker Manchester free schools founded by charity boss

Two free schools in Greater Manchester will be re-brokered to new multi-academy trusts after one was placed into special...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

No council cash for new free schools in Manchester

Manchester City Council is refusing to budget for three of the four free schools due to open in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Religious studies allocation scuppers plans for Jewish free school

The government has rejected a bid to open a Jewish free school in London after criticising its plans to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way

This book is a pastiche of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. It substitutes matriarchs attempting to create divine...

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Government writes off £800,000 of free school funding

The government has written off £800,000 it was unable to claw back from free schools. Schools Week revealed last...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Councils must estimate free school pupil numbers under funding change

Local authorities will now have to estimate how many pupils move to certain free schools opening in their area...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Half of new special free schools specialise in autism

Autism-specific schools make up almost half of all special needs free schools. The “more complex” requirements of autistic pupils...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

TIMSS Results? Well, at least the kids are all right. The rest of us however….

While the news headlines have been dominated by how clever (or not) England’s children were revealed to be in...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney