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Stratford-Upon-Avon school withdraws from MAT proposal

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Councils should take schools back from struggling academy chains

The government should allow some academies to return to local authority control, a new report says. Strong performing councils should to be able to take on schools in struggling academy trusts – in the same way a local authority-run school … Continue reading

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Eight out of 10 academies in deficit, say accountants

Academy budgets are in an even worse state than those of council-run schools with eight out of 10 in deficit, suggest figures from their accountants. Two more years like this and the entire sector could face insolvency, says a report … Continue reading

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The academy dream is in freefall. Schools should not have to pick up the pieces

Eight years have passed since the coalition government empowered schools to free themselves of sinister-sounding local council “control” and become academies. Politicians sold a vision of a world in which our children’s education would instead be managed by “charitable trusts”. … Continue reading

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EPI report: Academies are no better than LA schools

There is no difference in the performance of multi-academy trusts and groups of local authority schools, a new report from the Education Policy Institute has found. The report, which compared school performance and pupil improvement at every trust and local … Continue reading

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