A parents' guide to Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)

How are academies run? Our quick guide explains all. 

Attainment 8 and Progress 8

The government's new measure of school performance explained. 

Estyn (Cymraeg)
Mae Estyn yn arolygu ansawdd a safonau addysg a hyfforddiant yng Nghymru er budd pob dysgwr.
Estyn (English)

A survey for parents in Wales and a guide to Estyn - the schools inspectorate in Wales.

Children just starting school
School admissions: a parent's guide

What do you need to know when you're applying for a school place? 

Parents' guide to new GCSE grading

The lowdown on how GCSE grades are changing for all students.

Pupil premium - the facts

Find out how the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) works, and how schools use it.

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The new National Funding Formula

Our guide to the controversial new funding formula for schools in England.

Sirius Academy, image by BSF in Hull, licenced under CC 2.0 BY SA,
Your handy guide to academies

Find out why schools are converting to academies, and what it means for you.

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How to be SATs savvy

We explain when and why English children sit SATs, and what they actually involve.

Grammar Schools
What are they? Why are they controversial? Where can they be found?
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Your rights and responsibilities

When it comes to education, what are parents required to do, and what can they expect in return?

School Curriculum and Key Stages
What is taught in schools in England as part of the National Curriculum?
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What you should know about Ofsted

What are Ofsted looking for when they grade schools, and what do their ratings mean?