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Admissions shake-up in September to end struggle for in-year school places

The Department for Education has confirmed a shake-up of in-year admissions to stop schools turning away “challenging” pupils will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Councils scramble for places as school-building falls behind

Covid-19 has left pressured councils scrambling to complete building projects on time, a Schools Week investigation has found. The...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Rejected special school bids in areas facing biggest shortfalls

The majority of local authorities that have been refused new specialist schools will run out of places three years...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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The 6 key points from EPI’s ‘Secondary School Choice in England’ report

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published new analysis looking at how parents choose which secondary schools to send...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Leicester must create 2,200 school places – in just one year

Some councils must expand their school capacity by 12 per cent in the next 18 months to meet demand...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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NAO capital funding report: £6.7bn needed to rebuild crumbling schools, and 8 other key findings

The National Audit Office today published its report into capital funding for schools. We have the nine key findings....

John Dickens
John Dickens
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School places left out of plans for garden villages

Tens of thousands of homes are to be built in new self-sufficient “garden villages” and towns across England, but...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker