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Tue 13 August 2019

The report offers an in-depth exploration of the history and options for the future of the free school policy, recommending a number of innovative steps to reenergise the policy, including changes to the application criteria, ways to lower the cost of new free schools and an expanded role for New Schools Network.  

Unity Howard, Director of NSN, said:

Tue 18 June 2019

The medley relay team had pre-qualified for the Sheffield gala earlier in the year with a qualifying time of 1.13. In their heat, Jacob Cutler, Josh Round, Harry Chandler and Flora Middleton smashed that time, touching the wall in 1.05.6 and qualifying for the 'A final' in 2nd position. The fab four stepped up again for the final, demonstrating their swimming prowess to finish in 1st place with a time of 1.05.00, becoming English Champions!

 

Fri 14 June 2019

These free schools are opening in areas of high deprivation across England, bringing innovative and successful schools to areas where they are most needed. The free school programme empowers communities to lead improvement in their local area as 60% of groups are from locally based groups.

Among the new schools are:

Thu 6 June 2019

NSN’s analysis combined the need for both places and school standards to identify the ten areas most in need of new secondary schools over the coming years as the population bulge moves from primary to secondary age. The research looked at areas which underperformed at GCSE, achieving below the national average for progress and attainment, and which are predicted to run out of school places over the coming years.

District

Tue 21 May 2019

Teacher, Mrs Paula Crocker, commented: “We are thrilled to have secured a grant of £10,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund which will help towards the purchase of much needed new windows and fire doors for the school’s swimming pool.”

Tue 16 April 2019

Ofsted data shows that 2,223 primary schools are rated as Inadequate or Requires Improvement. This means that around 95,000 four and five year olds will be starting their school days in schools that are not good enough.

Amongst this number, Ofsted has identified 290 ‘stuck schools’ – primary schools which have been judged as Satisfactory, Requires Improvement or Inadequate at every inspection since 2005. The New Schools Network’s analysis estimates that over a million children will have attended these primary schools over the 14-year period.

Thu 11 April 2019

Having won the North Worcestershire Young Enterprise Finals for their environmentally friendly, organic and sustainable beard oil and original beard comb design, tapping into the current trend for facial hair products, Waves were praised for their outstanding marketing and branding.

Wed 30 January 2019

The scholarship is one of only a handful of global scholarships funded by Babson College annually, and will cover four years of tuition as well as financial support for accomodation, books and travel expenses. Trae will be the third LAE student in two years to attend a prestigious university in the USA, with previous leavers enrolling at Pennsylvania State and Wharton School of Business in 2018, the latter part of the prestigious Ivy League.