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Schools: Standards

Question for Department for Education

UIN 1978, tabled on 10 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether all schools classified as coasting will be issued with an academy order.

Answered on

19 June 2015

The Education and Adoption Bill proposes that schools found to be coasting will not automatically be issued with an academy order. Where heads and governors have an effective plan to drive sufficient improvement they will have the time and space to do so. Where this capacity to improve is not evident, the Regional Schools Commissioners will, under the bill, be given the power to require the school to accept support, including making an academy order and bringing in an established academy sponsor where necessary.