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Tue 7 February 2017

++ Number of arts GCSEs per pupil up since introduction of the EBacc ++
++ The more arts GCSEs students do, the better their schools perform ++
++ Charity calls for arts organisation to set up schools that marry arts with academics ++

Thu 19 January 2017

Free schools, which are three times more likely to be located in the most deprived areas of the country than the least deprived, today showed the impact they are having with free school students achieving attainment and progress 8 scores second only to converter academies.

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, a free school that opened in 2012, was the third highest performing state school by these measures.


Mon 9 January 2017

++ Exodus from London as families forced to leave behind England’s best schools in search of better quality of life ++

++ 45% of those leaving London are young families with children ++

++ NSN calls for new proposer groups to level the playing field++  

Thu 22 December 2016

Rory was a financial consultant advising a number of investors and listed companies in relation to shareholder value. In addition, he held a number of non-executive directorships, including at Alliance Trust plc.

Mon 12 December 2016

++ Any attempt to reintroduce selection should be broader than academic selection ++ 
++ Interest in a new generation of university free schools should focus on specialist sixth forms with extra funding awarded for sharing of expertise ++ 

The New Schools Network today submitted a detailed response to the Government’s Schools That Work for Everyone consultation, setting out a series of practical recommendations.

Fri 28 October 2016

David Ross, Chair of Trustees at New Schools Network said:

Thu 22 September 2016

++ Surge in ‘community languages’ like Turkish, Arabic and Polish ++

++ Whole towns and cities where more pupils study community languages than MFL ++

++ Free schools first ever state schools to offer bilingual curriculum ++

Fri 16 September 2016

The Department for Education today announced 77 new free schools have been approved. This figure takes the number of open and approved to open free schools to over 500, in turn creating more than 330,000 new school places.