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Colmers Farm Junior School in Birmingham has announced in a newsletter dated 11th May that it is being forced to accept academy status. The message from the headteacher is reproduced below;

The Coalition Government, through the Secretary State for Education, Michael
Gove, has made clear its ambition to convert all state schools to academies by
2015. Academies will not be run by Local Authorities but by various organisations
with educational interests and funded directly by the Treasury of the UK
Government. This is the Government’s initiative to transform education and raise
standards in English schools.
The Secretary initiated the process for conversion to academies for Primary
schools last year. A school graded good or outstanding could convert to an
academy in their own right but those schools who showed low attainment and
progress rates over time were subject to forced academy transition. This school
was not part…

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