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LAE’s students have broken records for the 5th year running, with 37 students, almost half of this year’s applicants, receiving offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford colleges in

Under Ofsted's new framework, which came into effect in September, it is now much harder for schools to achieve the top rating.  Indeed, a number of schools inspected this term have seen their ratings fall under the tougher and more challenging framework.

 

"It is fantastic to see the outstanding work of free schools recognised by The Sunday Times.

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