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LSE Centre for Economic Performance A Note on Academy School Policy
Stephen Machin and James Vernoit
August 2010
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Tags: james vernoit; public services and the welfare state; stephen machin; academies; cep; coalition; education policy; michael gove; politics; schools; uk; uk government

The Academies programme3 was first introduced by the Labour government in September 2002, with the stated aim of improving the educational outcomes of some of the most disadvantaged pupils in English secondary schools. The crucial defining feature of Academies is that they are ‘outside the control of local authorities’, and are typically set up in some of the most disadvantaged […]