Caroline Flint – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Caroline Flint on 2016-04-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to require all primary and secondary schools to become academies.

Nick Gibb

Two-thirds of secondary schools and one-third of primary schools are already academies. All schools yet to convert have six years to work with their local authority and Diocese to plan effectively for a sustainable future.

We expect many will choose to partner with other schools and form or join new, local partnerships. However, no school has to rush into an arrangement that is not right for them and they will be supported throughout this process.