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Tue 25 June 2019

"Despite all of the progress we have made in spreading educational opportunity, the sad fact is, as this report from the Sutton Trust shows children’s life chances are still dependent on their parents ability to pay.

"We believe it is quite simply morally wrong that the quality of your education should be dependent on what your parents can afford. That’s why at NSN we campaign to make sure that every child can go to an Outstanding school that helps them unlock their full potential.

Mon 24 June 2019

Education and improving the life chances of pupils in England is key to ensuring our social and economic success. Yet reform has stagnated for the past two years, and programmes like free schools and academies have lost momentum. A post-Brexit policy agenda must have education at its heart.

New Schools Network has called on the two remaining Conservative Party leadership candidates to sign up to five key education pledges.

1. Education reform at the heart of next Government

Mon 24 June 2019

1. Education reform at the heart of the next Government  

Thu 30 May 2019

The simple truth is fees are not the driving force that limit access for young people.  Instead all of our energy should be focused on ensuring pupils receive a decent education in schools that raise aspiration and opens doors for their future. 

Tue 14 May 2019

"We know one of the biggest barriers to innovative curriculum thinking has been a fear of falling foul of Ofsted and the experience of some of the first free school inspections confirmed this.

Tue 7 May 2019

"The obvious conclusion to draw from the Timpson Review is that we need more high-quality alternative provision places, and we need them now. Too many young people who have been excluded have been consigned to provision that is not even inspected by Ofsted or to see if it meets basic safety standards – around 20,000 young people who have left mainstream schools. 

Fri 26 April 2019

Director of New Schools Network, Luke Tryl, said:

"While the increase in bursaries for lower income families is welcome, it is a drop in the ocean. Still only a very small minority of children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive support from the independent sector. It is not surprising that many state school leaders think independent schools need to do more to justify their social contribution claims. 

Fri 5 April 2019

Click here to read the NSN consultation response

NSN welcomes Ofsted’s consultation on proposed changes to its inspection framework and the level of detail provided in the accompanying inspection handbook and curriculum research.