• Government doubles cash for letters promoting UTCs and studio schools

    The Department for Education has more than doubled what it pays councils to write letters promoting University Technical Colleges and studio schools. In 2017-18, councils will each get a share of £226,934.80 to write to parents informing them of alternative post-14 education options, after a new rule was introduced in February requiring local government to inform

    5.00 Aug. 28th, 2017 | News

  • Greening heralds £2.4bn school capital funding, but money isn't new

    The Department for Education has outlined how it will spend £2.4 billion in school capital funding in the coming years, but has confirmed that none of the investment is new money. Justine Greening, the education secretary, says councils will get almost £1 billion in 2020-21 to create 60,000 of the 600,000 school places needed by

    0.01 Apr. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • Private schools spend three times more on each pupil

    Private schools are bumping up their fees while state school funding remains flat, widening the attainment gap between the state and independent sectors, academics have claimed. Research published this week by the UCL Institute of Education, titled The labour market benefits of private schooling, has found that fees within the private sector have increased well

    5.00 Oct. 14th, 2016 | News