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News - 22 August 2011

The Academy Schools a great success

The department of education has released the latest figures for Academy Schools, in the last month, 97 schools became academies – or the equivalent of nearly five per school day.

The total number of academies has now reached 801, or, 20% of all secondary schools in England (this includes academies opened under the previous government).

A growing number of less high achieving schools are also coming forward to become academies by joining up with outstanding schools in multi-academy chains. These schools recognise that, by working in partnership with good or outstanding schools, they will be able to gain the knowledge, teaching and leadership expertise they need to raise standards faster.

Schools Minister Lord Hill said:

One in five secondary schools now enjoy the freedoms that academy status brings – with hundreds more in the pipeline.
I am particularly pleased that through the Academies programme some of our best head teachers are reaching out to other schools, working with them to raise standards for local children.

Lavinia Newman, founder of ABDS, who specialises in Academy Schools and Charities says

"……this is an exciting time to be involved with the formation and conversion of Academy Schools, but getting started with the correct advice and guidance is of primary importance.”
If you need any help and advice with Academy Schools or Charities, contact Lavinia Newman or Peter Ham now to discuss how ABDS can help bring their experience to these matters.

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