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
News

Empty free schools owe government £11m

The government needs to claw back £11 million from more than 100 free schools after they failed to recruit...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

“Unusual” management plan for Parkfield Free School

A troubled free school has an “unusual” interim management structure in place as a takeover looms, although both the...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

The 18th century forerunners of the Michaela School model

Last weekend, The Sunday Times published a lengthy article about Michaela, the north London free school that styles itself...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

New free schools chief resets Cameron’s target

The government would need to triple the average number of free schools opened each year to meet higher targets...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Multi-academy trusts 6 times more likely to be named after men than women

Multi-academy trusts are six times more likely to be named after men than women, a Schools Week investigation has...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Harris plans vocational courses-only school (with GCSE resits)

One of the country’s largest academy trusts is to open a 16-19 free school offering only vocational courses and...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

25 free schools delayed each year

Nearly 25 free schools have delayed opening every year for the past three years, show figures released to Schools...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

25% of Cameron’s ‘landmark’ free schools delayed

More than a quarter of free schools approved by David Cameron under a “landmark” wave of applications had to...

John Dickens
John Dickens