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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...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Watch for hidden costs when rebrokering, trust leaders warn

Trusts will face surprise costs unless they wise up to the need for extra due diligence when taking over...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Four-day week threat as budgets hit ‘breaking point’

School budgets at “breaking point” are forcing headteachers to take “drastic measures”, a union leader has warned. Heads of...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Cadet club growth slow in schools one year after £50m grant

Just five state schools have opened cadet clubs since former chancellor George Osborne announced a £50 million grant last...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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£70m government-funded careers company insists it has ‘achieved a lot’

The Careers and Enterprise Company will do more to support and train teachers, its chief executive has said after...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Private sector support for state schools – will it work?

Private schools and universities will be pushed into sponsoring schools to haul up standards in the state sector, despite...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

There’s more to worry about than grammars

Spending the summer worrying about the return of grammar schools is like worrying the NHS is about to reintroduce...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Finances of collapsed academy chain Lilac Sky under scrutiny as founders eye new free school

The financial management of a collapsed academy chain is being scrutinised by the government after it stepped in to block...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE needs to ‘beef up’ finance rules after investigation reveals £1m expenses bill for academy bosses

The government has been called on to toughen up rules around academy trust finances after an investigation revealed 40 chains...

John Dickens
John Dickens