Exams

AQA apologises over GCSE physics advance info error

England's largest exam board will award full marks to all pupils for question about circuits in higher tier paper

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Harris Federation pops to Dunelm for new (vice) chair

Furniture giant director Sir Will Adderley has joined the board of the 51-school trust

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

AQA geography GCSE question ‘inaccessible’ to colour-blind pupils

Campaigners criticise paper which included a question with a coloured map and key

James Carr
James Carr
Exams

Be vigilant about ‘despicable’ virus exams email, schools warned

Leaders urged to report suspicious messages after schools targeted

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

DfE wants schools to find £1bn savings to cover rising bills

The DfE also vowed to help schools cut energy and water use, fund more finance training and improve flood...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Risk of imminent failure’: 1 in 3 schools need ‘immediate’ repairs

7,100 schools given worst possible rating for at least one aspect of their buildings

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Holiday free school meals support runs thin as funding dries up

Voucher schemes that continued after the pandemic are beginning to be shelved as government funding becomes more stretched

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

SEND, AP and ‘elite’ sixth forms prioritised in next free schools wave

DfE opens applications for up to 75 free schools with as many as 14,000 places

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Former RSC John Edwards is new DfE academies tsar

Interim funding boss will oversee government schools policy in powerful new role

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker