Academies

AET risks losing academy over AP failures and discrimination

Ofsted said prominent trust's school failed to do necessary checks on AP settings or whether pupils attended, risking harm

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council trusts allowed to run schools beyond their own boundaries

Sector leaders said LA-founded MATs should be allowed to expand anywhere like other trusts, but one expert warned of...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academy transfers hit six-year low despite DfE MAT drive

Covid disruption has dented school transfers, but enthusiasm may also be limited among big and standalone trusts alike

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

DfE reveals trust leaders advising on review of academy regulation

Two-thirds of the advisory group represent academy trusts, with the DfE planning the regulatory overhaul despite a climbdown over...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies, Politics

Labour plans to curtail academy freedoms in schools bill amendment

Opposition seizes on government infighting - finally revealing its own plans for academies

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Biggest trust boss doesn’t believe all schools must join multi-academy trusts

'Take your time' over decisions about moving into trusts, United Learning boss tells standalone schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council to lend academy £1m for Holland Park bid as Harris also enters battle

A standalone academy co-sponsored by Kensington and Chelsea is vying with Harris and United Learning to run the scandal-hit...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies, Politics

We’ve heard schools bill fears, but our end goal is unchanged

Minister insists she doesn't want to 'micro-manage academies', but new intervention powers are necessary

Freddie Whittaker
Baroness Barran
Academies, Politics

Zahawi guts his own schools bill in humiliating climbdown

The controversial new powers - including academy standards - will be revisited once a regulation review has concluded

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker