The Bristol Evening Post is quoting Dave Baker, head of Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS), as saying he is “interested in the idea of [the school] becoming an academy”.
The news follows the announcement in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech of plans to take thousands more schools out of local authority control, enabling them to decide how to spend their own budgets.
According to The Guardian, schools such as BSCS that are rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – about 600 secondaries and 2,000 primaries – will be “pre-approved”, effectively meaning their applications are fast-tracked.
Read more: Bristol Evening Post
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