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Failed Discovery New School in Crawley cost taxpayer £3m

Explaining the decision when the closure was announced, schools minister Lord Nash said that “none of the school’s teachers were delivering good lessons and all were still consistently inadequate or required improvement”.

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Three are arrested amid claims of fraud at one of the Government’s flagship academy schools

Among those understood to have been held in a series of early morning raids by detectives is Eric Baker, founding principal of Glendene Arts Academy in Easington, Co Durham, and his wife.

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Shelfield Community Academy rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors

THE governing body of Shelfield Community Academy will disband, it has been revealed – as the school was placed in special measures by education chiefs. The Pelsall school, which was classed as outstanding in its previous visit by Ofsted back … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt: Failure of Sweden’s free schools model is a lesson for UK

Labour today leapt on the first closure of a flagship free school and warned of a potential nose-dive in British classroom standards. The Government wants more free schools in the UK — but shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt claimed falling … Continue reading

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Russell group offers: hype and reality

The fact that 100 students from the highly selective London Academy of Excellence had at least one Russell group offer was seen by some as a triumph worthy of national press coverage. While not wishing in any way to minimise … Continue reading

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