Call to let parents take over ‘untouchable’ schools

Parent groups should be allowed to take over “untouchable” schools that no one else will sponsor, according to the government-backed free schools charity. Tes reports

The proposal is one of seven recommendations laid out in a report released by the New Schools Network today to mark its 10th anniversary.

The organisation said 92 schools are currently rated “inadequate” and waiting for an academy trust to sponsor them, of which 31 are said to be “untouchable”after being without a sponsor for at least 12 months.

NSN director Luke Tryl said: “That tens of thousands of pupils have been left to languish in schools deemed in need of new leadership, and that 13,000 have been stuck in such schools for more than a year, is a scandal.”

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