Academies

Catholic trust pilot in disarray after academy U-turn and pay gaffe

The DfE faces calls to apologise after a legal challenge halted its academisation push with Hallam diocese, whose schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

DfE cancels 19 academy orders after legal challenge

Ministers U-turn after signing off academy orders for Catholic Hallam diocese schools without governor approval

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Catholic turnaround trust eyes coasting or cash-strapped schools

Such new trusts could help the DfE fix low Christian academisation rates and the chronic problem of schools strugging...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Admissions watchdog: Top school risks ‘cherry picking’ accusations

Holland Park told to overhaul admissions policy after breaching seven admission rules for sixth formers

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Academies

Everything you need to know about the ESFA review

The agency will be stripped of academy oversight, lose hundreds of staff and face a governance shakeup after the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

DfE ‘pauses’ diocese academy drive after legal challenge

Unions have challenged the DfE's decision to approve Catholic Diocese of Hallam conversions before governing bodies had voted

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Education director leaves E-ACT as CEO remains suspended

Staff told senior leader would be absent 'for the foreseeable future'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Fresh calls for MAT inspections after trust gets 3 ‘inadequates’

Ofsted cannot inspect academy trusts despite almost a decade of pressure for new powers

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Harris looks set to take over troubled East London Science School

Trust and school are well-known for high-profile political connections

Tom Belger
Tom Belger