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Academies: improving outcomes?

Sir Peter Lampl explores the policy implications of our latest research on academies. Academies were started in 2000 to alter the fortunes of failing schools that disproportionately served students from…

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Chain Effects 2018

…than twisting again (Schools Week) Who is to blame for performance of poor pupils in academies? (Schools Improvement Net) Majority of academies ”fail disadvantaged children” (Mix 96)…

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UK study raises concerns over ‘coasting’ academies

…and secondary academies, City of London, which runs three academies, and the Harris Federation, which runs 36 academies. In these networks, the proportion of disadvantaged students achieving five A* to…