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a guide to becoming an academy

21 April 2011
In May 2010 the Secretary of State for Education announced new legislation (The Academies Act 2010) which allows the Secretary of State to approve applications from schools that wish to become academies. This is achieved through a streamlined process. There is a wealth of information and support available to help your school become an academy but this step-by-step guide for schools produced by the DfE outlines the steps you must complete to become an academy. Access a guide to becoming an academy

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