Rush on academies

11th June 2010 at 01:00

More than 1,000 schools in England have applied to become academies after Education Secretary Michael Gove wrote to all headteachers offering greater freedom and independence. In total, 1,114 schools have put themselves forward to be considered for academy status, of which 626 were judged "outstanding" by Ofsted and will immediately be able to opt out of local authority control once the Academies Bill is passed.

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