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‘Outstanding’ C of E schools seek academy status

by Margaret Holness Education Correspondent

AT LEAST ten Church of England secondary schools, all with “outstanding” OFSTED ratings, are applying to become academies, it was confirmed this week.

Up to 20 successful primaries also want to make the move, and several others are considering the option in response to an invitation to adopt academy status, sent in the summer to all outstanding schools by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove.

Academy status gives schools considerable independence, freedom from ...

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