Academies drop plan for longer school day after protests

Future Academies, the educational charity that sponsors four Pimlico schools has dropped its plans to extend school days by 45 minutes after protests from parents and teachers. Academy officials wrote to parents in March to propose the new times, which would see the school day start at 8.45pm, instead of...

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David Cameron’s ‘vision’ for schools

  The Prime Minister will begin to implement his manifesto pledge, made at the Tory party conference last autumn, to transform thousands of schools in England into  academies. Academies operate outside of local authority control and get money directly from the central government.   The Department for Education is expected...

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