Dramatic slowdown in number of schools opting to become academies

The number of schools choosing to become academies has slumped dramatically in the past 12 months, continuing a strongly downward trend which started two years ago, Education Uncovered can reveal.

In the academic year 2018-19 the number of applications to the Department for Education from local authority schools volunteering to take on academy status was less than half what it had been the previous year, this website’s exclusive analysis of official government data shows.

And academy application numbers are now barely a third of what they were at their peak in 2016-17, the statistics show. They suggest academisation may be moving towards a ceiling in the primary sector unless there is a change of direction for the policy.


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