Low performing primaries that have been converted to sponsored academies are improving at a slower rate than their conventional state school counterparts, a new analysis of national test results claims.
The figures cast doubt on the effectiveness of the government’s key primary improvement policy of turning schools with poor results into academies.
They also undermine the Department for Education’s assertion that “brilliant” academy sponsors are leading to faster increases in test scores than those in non-academy state primary schools.
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and the analysis on Local Schools Network site