• Urgent investment needed for sixth forms

    MPs will today (September 7) be warned that a worsening cash “crisis” engulfing the sector will cause further cuts to courses, and sixth form college closures, in a Westminster Hall debate on 16 to 19 education funding geared at drumming up support for the Support Our Sixth-formers campaign. Bill Watkin explains below why the Sixth Form Colleges

    9.57 Sep. 7th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Court date set for AoC judicial review over new sixth form

    The court start date has been set for the Association of College’s first judicial review against the government in more than a decade. The AoC revealed a month ago that it was going to take legal action over the Department for Education’s controversial decision to fund a new sixth form at Abbs Cross Academy and

    11.29 Oct. 27th, 2016 | News

  • Bigger is better for sixth forms

    Size matters, at least when it comes to sixth forms – as FE Week discovered when we investigated the issues surrounding smaller providers. Mick Fletcher, an FE policy expert and the founder of Policy Consortium, insisted that the government decision to set the minimum number of students at 200 was “well-founded”. Smaller sixth forms “don’t

    11.53 Sep. 23rd, 2016 | News

  • Students' suspension triggers Islamophobia row at NewVIc

    An East London sixth form college has been plunged into an Islamophobia row after three students were suspended for misuse of college emails. It is understood that three female learners at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc), who have not been named, were temporarily suspended after sending a petition against institutional Islamophobia to every student and

    14.44 Jun. 8th, 2015 | News