Why does a school turn into an academy?
The academies programme gives individual schools greater freedoms compared to local authority control. Being an academy gives schools the power to decide on the best curriculum for their pupils, determine how they spend their budgets, and much more.
Is an academy state-funded?
Academies are free, state-funded schools which are run by charitable trusts.
How do academies make money UK?
An academy is an independent state-funded school.
This means it’s funded directly by the government (the
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Funding Agency, EFA) rather than by a local authority as maintained schools are.