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Sixth-form colleges given access to government bailout fund

Sixth form colleges can now apply for government bailout cash, according to updated guidance published by the Department for...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Exclusive: Sixth form college performance fell 8% points, Ofsted expected to say

Sixth-form colleges have been driven to “tipping point” through repeated funding cuts, the body that represents them has said,...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
Opinion

Small sixth forms are no longer viable

The highest standards can be found at large, specialist sixth-form centres, claims Bill Watkin This year has been an...

Bill Watkin
Bill Watkin
Opinion

Don’t prioritise vocational over academic routes

Conservative manifesto pledge: To replace vocational qualifications with T-levels that have 50% more teaching time James Kewin argues AGAINST...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

First sixth form college converts to academy status today

Hereford Sixth Form College has won the race to become the first to convert to academy status. The provider,...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Profiles

Bill Watkin, CEO, Sixth Form Colleges’ Association

Sitting before me in smart suit and tie, Bill Watkin, the chief executive of the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Insolvency regime plans in new Technical and Further Education Bill

A new Technical and Further Education Bill published today has set out proposals for a new insolvency regime for FE colleges....

Paul Offord
Paul Offord