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What Is An Academy?

Posted on Jun 18 2013 by Kolodo in Schools

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What is an Academy?

An academy in England is a school which is independent of Local Education Authority control but which is publicly funded, with the help of outside sponsors. Academies were originally introduced to raise standards in struggling education authorities in cities, and later were extended to aid struggling rural areas as well.

Sponsors can either be private or an organisation such as a Trust. An Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The Trust is run by a board of governors who set the curriculum, policies and employment of staff. Some academies have their own Trust, others may share one.

Academies are expected to follow a broad and balanced curriculum but with a particular focus on one or more areas. Current specialisms include science, business and enterprise, computing, engineering, maths, arts, languages, performing arts, sport and technology.

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