This post investigates the Government’s latest efforts to establish a national network of university-sponsored specialist mathematics free schools for 16-19 year-olds. It:
- Recapitulates the difficult history of this policy since it was first announced in 2011
- Reviews in more detail developments in the nine months since my last post on this topic
- Analyses the guidance document for new applicants, published with a companion press release in March 2018 and
- Considers the prospects for success this time round.
I have been tracking the evolution and development of Government policy on specialist maths schools and reporting on a regular basis.
Previous posts in this series include:
- A Progress Report on 16-19 Maths Free Schools (March 2013)
- 16-19 Maths Free Schools Revisited (October 2014)
- Progress Report on KCL and Exeter Maths Free Schools (September 2015) and
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