New Grammar Schools?

The 1976 Education Act, Section 1 states that the “Local Education Authorities shall, in the exercise and performance of their powers and duties relating to secondary education, have regard to...


OFSTED Places Academies into Special Measures

Two Academies that opened in 2009 have been placed into special measures by OFSTED. This raises a number of issues, not least about the relationship between the Academies and their...


School Exclusions – The New Framework

The Secretary of State for Education has issued new guidance in respect to exclusions in all UK state funded schools.  This new guidance is a significant departure from the existing...


School Admissions and Appeals – Balancing the Arguments in the Second Stage

On 1st February 2012, yet another new pair of Appeal and Admissions Codes came into force.  The Admissions Code is for Admissions from September 2013, but the Appeals Code starts...


School Admissions and Appeals – All Change Please?

On 1st February 2012, yet another new pair of Appeal and Admissions Codes came into force. The Admissions Code is for Admissions from September 2013, but the Appeals Code starts...