Last year 97.7% of parents got one of their top three choices, with 91% of these being their first choice. These numbers have been gradually improving since 2014 despite rising pupil numbers during this period. School standards have also been rising – 87% of primary schools are now rated Good or Outstanding, compared to 67% in 2010.
Today our blog looks at the EPI report on school places as well as housing developer contributions and pension costs.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at national offer day, 11 plus exams, apprenticeships, and the RSE curriculum.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the Selective School Expansion Fund.
Today’s Education in the media blog focuses on the topics of school places, peer on peer abuse, and the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Commission.
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the investment the department is making to increase school places, and updated guidance for teachers as well as a speech to the Universities UK conference made by Universities Minister, Minister Gyimah.
Today’s blog looks at the steps we are taking to help parents with free childcare, the opening of 53 new Free Schools and the work going into supporting autistic children in education.
Today’s blog looks at a misleading story about the number of school places.
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the BBC’s piece on grammar schools, the National Education Union’s press release on holiday hunger, and responds to Robert Halfon’s latest comments on school exclusions.
Today's Education in the media blog looks at faith schools, the 'Troops to Teachers' initiative, National Apprenticeship Week and mandatory reporting.