TES Survey

10th October 1997 at 01:00
The TES surveyed the country's 1,188 GM schools by post - 755 schools replied, a 64 per cent response rate.

Overall results

557 74% said they wanted to become foundation schools

8 1% wanted to become community schools

97 13% wanted to become aided

93 12% did not know or answer

357 47% expected recriminations from the local authority

321 41% did not

65 9% did not know

12 2% did not answer

461 61% said they would lose staff

1,164 jobs would be lost in these schools

The top three reasons for going GM

autonomy

bad LEA

funding

The top three achievements

buildings

staffing

value for money services

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