• Grammar schools asked to prioritise poorest pupils

    The body representing most of the country’s grammar school headteachers will encourage its members to “prioritise” the poorest pupils in their admissions. The Grammar School Heads Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department for Education aimed as part of a push to improve access to selective schools for poorer children. The government

    10.15 May. 11th, 2018 | News

  • Schools that engage with parents boost pupil progress, report reveals

    Training school staff to help the parents of disadvantaged children to get more involved in their education helps learning at home and improves progress at school, a report from the Sutton Trust has found. The research from the Sutton Trust and the University of Oxford looked at the work of the Parental Engagement Network, a

    0.01 Nov. 24th, 2017 | News

  • Roll pupil premium into national funding formula, say experts

    Key architects of the government’s new national funding formula have suggested the pupil premium could be rolled into core school funding before protection for it runs out in 2020. The government has pledged to keep the £2.5 billion pupil premium throughout this parliament. It gives additional funds of between £935 and £1,320 for every pupil

    5.00 Feb. 3rd, 2017 | News