Academies in England and Wales
Academies were first introduced under New Labour in the year 2000 to drive up standards and improve equality of opportunity. However academies under the coalition and the new Tories have been more about creating a quasi market in education.
The academy trusts failing their schools
The schools census information for October 2018 showed that more pupils now study in academies than in maintained LEA schools (50.1% to 49.9%). Academies were first introduced under New Labour and are something the Conservatives expanded massively in the last decade. Most of these schools are part of a ‘multi academy trust’, and once a school…
School Types in England and Wales – Statistical Overview…
As of 2017, there were over 250 000 children in ‘Converter Academies’, 86, 000 students in sponsored academies, and 170 000 students in LEA maintained schools. This that in 2017 there were twice as many students in converter and sponsored academies combined as there are in LEA funded mainstream schools…. Free Schools, meanwhile, cater to…
Coalition Education Policy (2010-2015)
The coalition government continued the marketisation of education. They introduced Free schools, forced acadamisation, increased university tuition fees, but also the Pupil Premium.
The Privatisation of Education
A summary of endogenous and exogenous privatisation in England and Wales since the 1988 Education Act, and evaluations.