No schools turned into academies as a result of ‘coasting’ label

The Tory manifesto had pledged to turn every coasting secondary school into an academy.

No schools branded “coasting” by the government have been turned into an academy as a result, according to figures obtained by Tes.

The 2015 Conservative Party manifesto pledged to “turn every failing and coasting secondary school into an academy,” and the new category of “coasting school” was given legal force by last year’s Education and Adoption Act.

It aimed to pick out schools that fail to help pupils to “fulfil their potential”, and in 2015 the DfE said: “Those that cannot improve will be turned into academies under the leadership of our expert school sponsors.”

Read the full article in the Tes.

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