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Wed 29 September 2021

Emma Gregory, Head of the New School Network's Academy Ambassadors Programme, responds to a new report by Forum Strategy, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion amongst Academy Trust CEOs:  

"Diversity and inclusion at trust board level has a transformative impact for pupils and staff alike. This welcome research shows the important consequences of absent diversity on the aspirations of future trust leaders.

Thu 9 September 2021

Livingstone Academy Bournemouth

Free Schools in the media
Wed 25 August 2021

Children who joined Canary Wharf College East Ferry, one of the first cohort of free schools to open in the heart of the East End of London, have worked their way from joining the embryo school in Year 2, to receiving their Year 11 GCSE results. 

The students who joined in 2011 to came through the whole of Key Stage 2 in the primary and continue into Canary Wharf College Crossharbour secondary school, received an astounding 94% 9-4 grade pass rate.

Free Schools in the media
Thu 12 August 2021

The superb A-levels outcomes will have secured the first cohort of Year 13 students with places at top leaving destinations. These include 13% achieving straight A*s and two students gaining entrance to medical school, with the majority of other students obtaining access to top Russell Group universities.

Free Schools in the media
Thu 12 August 2021

Jane Davies, Headteacher commented: “Throughout a very challenging two years of disrupted
learning, our students have demonstrated considerable resilience and adapted every step of the way
to ensure that they achieved the grades they deserve. I am very proud of both students and teachers
as it has been a terrific team effort all round.”

One student commented, “It’s relieving to know that lots of pieces of work have come together to
decide our final grades. It feels really satisfying.”

Free Schools in the media
Thu 12 August 2021

Operational Headteacher, Ben Webster said, “After the uncertainty and disruption of the last two years it has been fantastic to see our students get the grades they worked hard for and thoroughly deserve. While the performance tables are not operating this year, we are proud that our grades are in line with previous years and reflect our usual year-on-year improvement in results”.

Free Schools in the media
Thu 12 August 2021

Students at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster are now looking forward to taking up their places in the school’s sixth form and continuing their education journey.

Deputy Head Mrs Rebecca da Costa commented: “It has been wonderful to see our students receive their well earnt results this morning. Their GCSE journey has been severely disrupted due to Covid, but their resilience and determination has been recognised and rewarded today.”

Thu 22 July 2021

London Academy of Excellence (LAE), an Ofsted Outstanding 16-19 free school located in Stratford, was established in 2012 to provide a world-class education to disadvantaged students in East London. Last year alone, 33 pupils progressed to Oxford and Cambridge. Since the first cohort of students sat their exams in 2014 more than 1,000 students have progressed to study at Russell Group universities.

Transition arrangements before COVID-19