Failure to find sponsors raises ‘serious’ questions of academisation law

Dozens of ‘inadequate’ schools have been left without a match 12 months after being ordered to convert into an academy

More than a quarter of schools ordered to become academies under new government rules were still waiting for a sponsor 12 months later.

Under last year’s Education and Adoption Act, all maintained schools that Ofsted judges “inadequate” must become a sponsored academy.

However, a freedom of information request by Tes reveals that of 155 schools where a directive academy order had been in place for at least a year, 42 had yet to be matched with a sponsor, leading to questions over the effectiveness of the law.

Read the full article in the Tes.


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