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KittyWalker Fri 30-Sep-11 17:43:18

Has your school become an academy? What were the reasons and motivations that led your school to opting for this? What changes has it meant for you as a school?

Or have you as a school decided not to opt for it? What were your reasons?

We are about to have a big meeting about the future of our school and wether or not we are going to apply to be an academy and I just wanted to get some views and opinions from schools/parents that have already been there.

KittyWalker Fri 30-Sep-11 18:29:56

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lljkk Fri 30-Sep-11 18:30:40

Isn't it only Secondaries that become Academies?

KittyWalker Fri 30-Sep-11 18:32:12

No, primary schools can and are becoming academies. My children attend a primary school in the next town as I couldn't get them into the local school, the local school has just become an academy.

IndigoBell Fri 30-Sep-11 18:53:32

There is no answer to this question, as it totally depends on the school and the LEA.

Some of the benefits of converting to an academy for us are:

* Stop the LEA expanding the school
* Stop the LEA merging the infants and juniors into one school
* To save money
* To be able to chose better suppliers than the ones the LEA recommends
* To be able to give the TAs a pay rise.

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