The TES is reporting that ministers are considering radical changes to school admissions that would hand back some of academies’ powers to local authorities
Talks are taking place within the Department for Education about how England’s increasingly fragmented, academised school admissions system can be better ordered.
One proposal, which TES understands has been discussed by the DfE, is to put local authorities in charge of appeals over academy admissions decisions and to give the councils responsibility for admissions to academies during the school year.
It is understood that the department has also been considering other major changes to the admissions system that would have an even more dramatic effect on academies.
“They’re looking at policy changes to address admissions in an all-academy system,” one senior figure in the academies movement told TES…
See more in the 4 March edition of TES.
What do you think to the suggestion that local authorities might be given more input into academy admissions, especially in all-academy systems?
What impact would this have, and if there additional changes on the cards, what would you like them to be?
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