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what percentage of schools will be academies in 3 years time

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GabbyLoggon Thu 30-Jun-11 10:47:58

Please

fishheadfishhead Thu 30-Jun-11 10:48:42

23%

inkyfingers Thu 30-Jun-11 13:13:34

24.7% - are you looking for a crystal ball? hmm

rosar Thu 30-Jun-11 14:38:39

It seems that, with local authority budget cuts, any 'successful'/ over-subscribed school would be almost reckless to not become an academy and risk having less funding by staying in. Changing status means they extract their share of the pot before it shrinks. So the actuaries on MN will take all of a nanosecond to figure this one...

Some would say that this just shifts all the school support on any issues they can't fix themselves to central government (who aren't quite used to supporting a sizeable constituency of this type) or possibly to a vacuum. However it also seems that whatever the motivation (hard times, inherent inclination, whatever) there is a tendency of late in HMG to push until it breaks, and then repair if needed; with experts/professionals now blatantly treated as shroud wavers when they tender advice and caution against some of the more interesting proposals.

<<This too will pass... but in the long run we're all dead.>>

nlondondad Thu 30-Jun-11 14:44:15

Within three years it will be mandatory to be an academy. Schools will not have a choice. The will be compelled to be "free"

Thats what I think anyway.

GabbyLoggon Sat 02-Jul-11 10:30:52

thanks

BobbyWaring Sun 10-Jul-11 13:22:52

Principle of funding

The principle of academies' funding is that academies should receive the same level of per-pupil funding as they would receive from the local authority (LA) as a maintained school. They also receive funding to meet their additional responsibilities that are no longer provided for them by the LA.

The Government is clear that becoming an academy should not bring about a financial advantage or disadvantage to a school. However, academies have greater freedom over how they use their budgets, alongside the other freedoms that they enjoy.
www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/typesofschools/academies/becominganacademy/a0061399/academy-funding

ASByatt Sun 10-Jul-11 13:24:29

I would think practically all secondary schools.

Primaries, especially small ones - well, that depends on whether they're given any choice in the matter I guess.

Themumsnot Sun 10-Jul-11 13:26:44

Absolutely what rosar said.

BobbyWaring Sun 10-Jul-11 13:27:15

Have a look at some academy governors at this and other academies.

www.lep.co.uk/news/city_school_we_back_rebekah_1_3557827

City school: We back Rebekah

It's just business!

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