Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-04-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations she has received from schools in Coventry on the Government’s policy that all schools should become academies; and if she will make a statement.

Edward Timpson

We have not received any representations from schools in Coventry regarding the Government’s policy that all schools will become academies.

We want every school to be an academy because it leads to a more dynamic, responsive and higher-performing education system. It allows successful schools to consolidate success and spread that excellence across the country. As part of our plans, we are giving schools six years’ notice to work with their local authority and diocese to plan and make the right decisions for their pupils and communities. We are clear that no school has to rush into an arrangement that is not right for them.