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1079011
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the governance of multi-academy trusts. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14128 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The department’s expectations of effective governance in multi academy trusts (MATs) is set out in the Academies Financial Handbook and Governance Handbook. This includes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that boards need to demonstrate to be effective. Both handbooks are currently being updated and once completed, copies will be <ins class="ministerial">placed</ins> <del class="ministerial">available</del> in the Libraries of both Houses. The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Academies Ambassadors Programme, over 1200 volunteers with commercial and business experience have been recruited to join academy boards.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Z
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less than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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107039
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie remove filter
1079006
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy that all maintained schools should convert to academy status; and if so, by which date they intend that all maintained chools should be converted. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14124 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that all schools can benefit from becoming an academy as part of a multi-academy trust (MAT). The department does not think it is necessary at this time to set a timescale for this ambition to be realised.</p><p>Academy conversion remains a positive choice for many schools who are voluntarily choosing to convert to enjoy the benefits of autonomy and working in collaboration with other schools as part of a MAT. More than 50% of all pupils in state funded schools in England are educated in an academy or free school. The department has been clear that maintained schools are only required to become sponsored academies, due to educational underperformance, if they are judged inadequate by Ofsted.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:05:08.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:05:08.717Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie remove filter
1079007
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Private Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to change the statutory definition of an independent school so that it includes educational provision solely for children who have not reached the age of compulsory education. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14125 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The department has no plans to introduce such legislation. Educational provision which is solely for children who have not reached compulsory school age is normally regulated by Ofsted as an early years setting, if it meets the criteria for registration under the Childcare Act (2006).</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T17:34:42.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T17:34:42.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie remove filter
1079008
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government who can apply for an Academy Order to be revoked under section 5D of the Academies Act 2010; and what criteria are used for making a revocation. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14126 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>A maintained school governing body may apply to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, to use his powers to revoke an academy order. The governing body must have agreed to apply for revocation by a majority vote for the application to be considered by the Secretary of State.</p><p>The department’s statutory guidance on schools causing concern makes clear that the Secretary of State’s power to revoke an academy order will only be used in very exceptional circumstances. These circumstances may include where a maintained school is not viable, and it is most appropriate for it to close, or where Ofsted have re-inspected the school and judged that it is no longer inadequate, and the current leadership and management is capable of driving continued improvement.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T17:31:59.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T17:31:59.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1079012
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many academy trusts allow democratic parental involvement on the boards of individual schools within the trust. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14129 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The department is committed to ensuring that parents play an active role in school governance.</p><p>That is why all academy trusts must have at least 2 parents on each local governing body of their schools. In cases where the trustees have not appointed local governing bodies or no provision is made for at least 2 parents on each established local governing body, there must be a minimum of 2 parents on the academy trust’s board of trustees.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T15:02:53.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T15:02:53.013Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1087590
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to updating the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 to enable officers of local authorities to inspect and take copies of the admission and attendance registers of academy schools in their areas. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14503 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The government has no plans to update the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 to enable officers of local authorities to inspect and take copies of the admission and attendance registers of academy schools in their areas.</p><p>The department intends on publishing a review of the amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 as amended later this year.</p><p>The amendments that will be reviewed include regulation 5 which covers the contents of the admission register, regulation 8 which covers deletion from the admission register, and regulation 12 which covers information to be provided to the local authority.</p><p>The regulations apply to all schools in England.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14505 more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1087591
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with the commitment in the Educational Excellence Everywhere White Paper (Cm 9320), published in March 2016, that "we will engage MATs, sponsors, academies, dioceses and the wider schools sector to ensure that the legal framework for academies is fit for the long term". more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The government keeps the legal framework for academies under review to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. The department also engages with stakeholders and listens to proposals from them to improve its effectiveness.</p><p>The department introduced revised versions of the academies model funding agreement in March 2018 and has recently published revised model articles of association for Church of England and Catholic academies.</p><p>In addition, each year, the government reviews the Academies Financial Handbook and the Academies Accounts Direction to ensure that the guidance remains relevant and fit for purpose. This is also an opportunity to respond to criticism such as a lack of disclosure on Related Party Transaction, where from 1 April 2019, the requirements are being substantially amended.</p><p>The Academies Financial Handbook and the Academies Accounts Direction, the Academies Articles of Association for Catholic Academies are attached. The academies model funding agreement, as well as the minority and majority Articles of Association for Church of England Academies will be deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name Academies_Financial_Handbook_2018.pdf more like this
star this property title Academies_Financial_Handbook_2018 more like this
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star this property file name Academies_Accounts_Direction_2017_to_2018.pdf more like this
star this property title Academies_Accounts_Direction_2017_to_2018 more like this
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star this property file name Model_three_catholic_articles_revised_version.pdf more like this
star this property title Model_three_catholic_articles_revised_version more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T18:01:53.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T18:01:53.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1087592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Academies: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the review of the legal framework for academies required under regulation 16 of the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14505 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The government has no plans to update the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 to enable officers of local authorities to inspect and take copies of the admission and attendance registers of academy schools in their areas.</p><p>The department intends on publishing a review of the amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 as amended later this year.</p><p>The amendments that will be reviewed include regulation 5 which covers the contents of the admission register, regulation 8 which covers deletion from the admission register, and regulation 12 which covers information to be provided to the local authority.</p><p>The regulations apply to all schools in England.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14503 more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:16:59.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1087593
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Education: Reviews more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which reviews were announced in the Educational Excellence Everywhere White Paper (Cm 9320), published in March 2016; and what work has been undertaken in respect of each such review. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14506 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Educational Excellence Everywhere white paper announced reviews in the following areas: behaviour management content for initial teacher training (ITT); teacher workload; the approach to governance training; the functions and responsibilities of local authorities in relation to children; the Achieving Excellence Area methodology; the citizenship programme of study; special educational needs and disability practice; and accountability for alternative provision providers.</p><p>Progress has been made across all these areas with the outcomes publicly available. Tom Bennett’s ‘Developing behaviour management content for ITT’ report, his ‘Independent review of behaviour in schools’ report, and the response to the review by the former Secretary of State for Education (Justine Greening), my right hon. Friend for Putney, are attached.</p><p>The Report of the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group, the governance handbook for academies, multi-academy trusts, and maintained schools, the ‘Good intentions, good enough?’ review, the ‘Creating Opportunity for all’ report, and the Opportunity Areas Selection Methodology are publicly available and will be deposited in the libraries of both Houses.</p><p>In relation to citizenship, the government is currently developing proposals to help young people gain the attributes needed for active and positive citizenship.</p><p>In relation to local authority responsibilities, the department established an advisory group and continues to hold regular discussions with representatives from local authority stakeholders.</p><p>Our approach to supporting areas of the country with weaker educational outcomes (known as Achieving Excellence Areas (AEA) in the 2016 White Paper) has progressed. In 2016 the department launched the Opportunity Areas programme which used the AEA methodology as part of its selection methodology.</p><p>In 2018 the department announced Opportunity North East, which focuses on improving secondary outcomes in the region. This continues to build on our approach to supporting areas of the country with weaker educational outcomes.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL14506_Behaviour_Management_report_final__11_July_2016.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14506_Behaviour_Management_report_final__11_July more like this
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star this property file name HL14506_Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviour_in_Schools.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14506_Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviou more like this
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star this property file name HL14506_Government_Response_Letter_-_Tom_Bennett_Behaviour_in_Schools_Review.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14506_Government_Response_Letter_-_Tom_Bennett_B more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T17:53:39.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:53:39.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1087594
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Free Schools: Admissions more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that free schools have the same proportion of disadvantaged pupils as their local catchment area. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14507 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Closing the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils is a priority for the government. As of 1 March 2019, there are 443 open free schools. These will provide over 250,000 places when at capacity. Over 40% of free schools are open in the 30% most deprived areas in the country.</p><p> </p><p>The department expects that free school education plans and policies should be designed to improve outcomes and enhance the life chances of all children in the local community. We also expect trusts to market their school to attract pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds, including those who are disadvantaged. Free school admission policies must comply with the School Admissions Code to ensure that places are allocated in an open and fair way. This document is attached.</p><p> </p><p>The department is currently assessing wave 13 applications for mainstream free schools. Wave 13 targets the local authority districts identified by the department as having the lowest standards and capacity to improve. By putting good new schools in areas where they are most needed, the free schools programme will enhance the life chances of children in these communities. When assessing applications, the department will consider how the applicant group has targeted disadvantaged pupils and plans to attract applications from these groups.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2019, the department published our criteria for mainstream free school applications in wave 14. Wave 14 is similarly targeted at the areas of the country with the lowest educational standards, where opening a new free school can have the greatest impact on improving outcomes. This includes areas where disadvantaged pupils are being particularly poorly served by local schools.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:52:59.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:52:59.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name School_Admissions_Code.pdf more like this
star this property title School_admissions_code more like this
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