Who knows? The whole policy is so impulsive that I don’t suppose the DfE have thought this through.
They may be planning to make LAs pay in the way that they are intending to do with the land they take from LA schools to give to academies.
Or they may be planning to save their money to bail out the many academies now financially – as well as academically – failing. The Financial Times reminds us that 8 secondary academies have just been bailed out to the tune of nearly £11 million.