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Schools and colleges call on chancellor to ‘Raise the Rate’ of sixth form funding

Twelve associations representing school and college staff and students have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to urge...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

‘No need to finish your A-levels,’ universities tell school pupils

School pupils are being told by universities that they don’t need to finish their A-levels, it has been claimed....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Schools open 3-year sixth forms to boost pupil numbers

Schools have begun to offer three-year stints in sixth form to pupils whose grades are too low to start...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Small school sixth form judicial review costs taxpayer £76,000

A legal challenge brought against the Department for Education over the opening of a small-school sixth form has cost...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Sixth form funding ‘tight’, admits Nick Gibb

In a departure from the government’s usual firm dismissals on a lack of funding, Nick Gibb has admitted that...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Sixth-form colleges – not school sixth forms – are the route to social mobility

Education Datalab’s recent report on post-16 education has got it wrong, says James Kewin. It is a myth that...

James Kewin
James Kewin
News

First sixth form college and academy trust merger planned

The first merger between a sixth-form college and an academy trust is on the cards after the submission of...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Forget grammars! Sixth-form colleges are engines of social mobility

The government should consider how greater investment in sixth-form colleges could drive up standards, says James Kewin Sixth-form colleges...

James Kewin
James Kewin
News

Sixth-form colleges warned not to rush into multi-academy trusts

Sixth-form colleges should not rush into partnerships with schools to create all-through academy trusts, a sector leader has warned. Schools...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips