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Schools earn tens of thousands of pounds by hosting weddings, says report

July 2017

Some savvy schools are making “tens of thousands of pounds” a year by renting out their premises as wedding spaces or opening new shops, a report has revealed. The report, published by The Key, an information support service for schools, … Continue reading

Greening continues as Education Secretary but Grammar Schools plans lie in tatters

July 2017

Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has held on to her cabinet position following the snap general election in June. The MP for Putney, Roehampton & Southfields, retained her constituency seat but with a significantly reduced majority. Prior to the election, Ms … Continue reading

Census reveals state and private school partnerships at highest level

July 2017

The latest census, carried out by the Independent School Council (ISC) has found that the level of partnership work between private ISC members and state schools is at its highest ever level. The annual report suggests around 175,000 state pupils … Continue reading

ESFA releases latest Academies Accounts Direction

July 2017

Following a delay in the Education Skills & Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Academies Account Direction (AAD) for 2016 to 2017, as a result of the snap general election, details have finally been announced. Although there are no major changes, there are … Continue reading

Report reveals a third of schools are underfunded by at least £1million

July 2017

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has shone a spotlight on the extent of underfunding in schools across England, many of which are crumbling due to a lack of repair work. The cross-party group of MPs who met in … Continue reading