Tuesday 15 September 2020

Delays in hearing school appeals

There is anecdotal evidence from our network that parents who are appealing in-year applications made over the summer may be facing long delays in having those appeals heard in many areas of the country. Usually an appeal would be heard within 4-6 weeks of its submission but some councils have unofficially advised parents that an … Read More

Thursday 10 September 2020

The cost of school closures

The OECD (https://www.oecd.org/unitedkingdom) has estimated that school closures in the UK could mean that GDP takes a 1.5% hit for the rest of the century. Although another example of “headlining” it does show why governments, not just in the UK but around the world, are so keen to keep schools open, especially in the difficult … Read More

Thursday 3 September 2020

Welcome back to the new school year in England and Wales

The new school year has begun today in England and Wales, with schools already open in Scotland and Northern Ireland. All schools are reopening to all pupils – albeit with special CV-19 precautions in place. More to follow as the Autumn term unfolds.

Wednesday 24 June 2020

UK schools – September plans

There has been some new movement in schools news over the past few days, so I thought it would help to update. As ever, do let me know if any questions – nathaniel@deanassociates.co.uk. England The government has announced that they intend for all schools to open fully in September if events carry on their current … Read More