Briefing: Converting schools to academies: Public Accounts Committee

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 29, 2018
Warwick Mansell
Issues Covered
  • Academy conversion - costs
  • Academy trust scrutiny and failure
  • Residual local authority responsibilities
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Local government finance, Rural issues, Trade union and workforce issues
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The Commons Public Accounts Committee has reported on converting schools to academies drawing on National Audit Office work. It looks at local support for schools, including Academy Trust failure, and the consequences for the school system in England; it finds that “arrangements for oversight of schools are fragmented and incoherent”.

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