Cross-party move against England’s academy schools plan

Leaders of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat groups in the Local Government Association have combined to oppose plans to force all English schools to become academies. MORE

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‘They’ve gone bonkers’: Tory councillors angry with academy plans

Councillors from Tory heartlands such as Hampshire and Oxfordshire have expressed dismay at plans to convert all schools to academies. MORE

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