Academies

Academy trusts eye expansions – but say it’s their biggest challenge

New national academy trust survey reveals how the sector is gearing up for the government's white paper ambitions

John Dickens
John Dickens
Academies

Paul Smith to leave Future Academies for White Horse job

Academy leader was first RSC to quit for a job in the sector, joining a minister's trust

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Harris Federation pops to Dunelm for new (vice) chair

Furniture giant director Sir Will Adderley has joined the board of the 51-school trust

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Holland Park rated ‘inadequate’ as Ofsted slams behaviour and ‘disharmony’

School at centre of scandal and legal battle, but Ofsted faces questions over past praise for the school

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

SEND, AP and ‘elite’ sixth forms prioritised in next free schools wave

DfE opens applications for up to 75 free schools with as many as 14,000 places

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Former RSC John Edwards is new DfE academies tsar

Interim funding boss will oversee government schools policy in powerful new role

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Ofsted

Academy trusts have limited impact on ‘stuck’ schools

Academisation no 'silver bullet' to save languishing schools, study suggests

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Holland Park staff and parents take MAT fight to High Court

The NEU is backing parents' bid to stop the standalone academy joining United Learning, claiming consultation was flawed

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ex-academies ministers team up to torpedo schools bill powers

The government will also seek to amend its own legislation to require councils to consult more widely before converting...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker