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The creation of academies in England: expected effects, evolution, observed effects and concerns

West, Anne (2019) The creation of academies in England: expected effects, evolution, observed effects and concerns. Revue internationale d'éducation de Sèvres. ISSN 2261-4265

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Abstract

School-based education in England has been radically transformed by the introduction of the academies programme. Academies are owned and run by not-for-profit private trusts that register as companies and are subject to company law. They are controlled and funded directly by central government by means of a contract – a funding agreement – between a trust and the most senior education minister. This paper argues that the academies programme, which has had mixed results as regards pupils’ academic attainment, has not only been costly for the public purse, but also raises serious concerns about the use public money at the level of the academy trust.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 14:24
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101152

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