Grammar Schools

£64m to make grammar schools more inclusive – but the gap widens

Despite pandemic surge in free school meals rates, grammars given expansion cash have fallen further behind

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Free school wins reinspection after Ofsted conflict of interest allegation

Doncaster's XP East complained about 'unprofessional conduct' of inspection team over 'requires improvement' rating

James Carr
James Carr
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
Sexism

Standalone trust could be stripped of school over ‘culture’ of sexism

An academy trust could be stripped of its only school after Ofsted found a “pervading culture” of sexist and...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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
News

DfE claims Brexit has stalled grammar schools inclusion monitoring

The government has claimed that Brexit hampered its monitoring of efforts to make grammar schools more inclusive, after admitting...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Features

Profile: Dr Robin Bevan, NEU president and grammar school head

Given newspaper headlines about militant union bosses plotting against ministers’ plans over the past year, it is perhaps surprising...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Gibb rejects call for 11-plus results to be linked to national pupil database

The schools minister has rejected calls to collect 11-plus data and link it to the national pupil database. His...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Report 11-plus results and link them to pupil data, say campaigners and academics

Academies have backed calls from campaigners for 11-plus entry test data to be shared with government and linked to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker