Primary schools time to convert?

As primary schools tend to be smaller than their secondary equivalents, it has not been easy for many to see what the benefit would be of leaving their local authority to ‘go it alone’ as an academy before now.

Sharing resources and knowledge, however, is a practical way of improving most schools, even those who are already performing well, and over the past few months we have seen more and more primaries discussing whether they can collaborate and form partnerships with others as part of a conversion process.  The potential for economies of scale that such structures can bring will, I am sure, be more than welcome in the difficult funding landscape that schools will be finding themselves in over the next few years.

See the back page article for more information on just one of the ways to convert as a group.


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