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Councils must estimate free school pupil numbers under funding change

Local authorities will now have to estimate how many pupils move to certain free schools opening in their area...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Explainer: How schools will be funded under the new national formula

The government has today published further details about its new national funding formula. Schools Week has taken a closer...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE to open up academy finances in transparency drive

The government is set to lift a veil of secrecy over academy spending in a transparency drive that will...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Feeder pre-school charges £275 ‘retainer fee’ for free nursery place

A primary’s “feeder” pre-school has been charging parents a “retainer fee” of almost £300 to secure government-funded nursery places...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Union website predicts budget cuts for every school in England

A new interactive website which purports to calculate the cuts faced by every school in England has been launched –...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Academy sponsors owe £13m in pledged funding

Nearly £13 million in pledged capital funding is still owed to the government by eight academy sponsors, with two...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Academy pension review will look at funding gap

A review launched into academy pension deficits will recommend ways to address the enormous funding gap in the Local...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Chief of trust under investigation attacks EFA

The leader of an academy trust under investigation by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has launched a scathing attack...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Capital funding delays force school to cut admissions

A school waiting for investment under the government’s flagship building programme has been forced to reduce its pupil numbers...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg