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Future of Penn School Site

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This evening, I’ll be joining Penn and Tylers Green Residents Society for their AGM so I am posting below what we know about the future of the Penn School site. The Department for Education have confirmed that the site has been purchased by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to be used to establish a free school. The EFA purchases sites for future free schools where it represents value for money and there is a need for school places in the area. Secondary schools in Wycombe are forecast […]

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Conservative plans for additional school places

The Government has announced an extra £2.35 billion to create more school places. This is in addition to the £5 billion that is already being spent in this Parliament. This means that between 2014 and 2017 schools in Buckinghamshire will receive £16.2m. It is the first time that councils have had 3-year allocations of funding to spend on school places, so Bucks County Council can plan ahead and ensure every child has a school place. This Government has already created […]

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Freedom in Education: the profit motive

NB: this post is by Tim Hewish, my Parliamentary Researcher, and the views expressed are his own. I recently attended the E. G. West Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor James Tooley and sponsored by the IEA on the topic of for-profit schooling. He noted that the word profit is highly politicised and many would not wish to even countenance the notion that profit-making should be implemented in schools.  Professor Tooley prefers the term freedom in education because when we discuss […]

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