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Last updated on 12 May 2017
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What are academies? We summarise the differences between academies and maintained schools, and link to information on academy funding. We also give a brief overview of research into the impact of academisation, and link to articles on the pros and cons of academy status and how to become an academy.

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  1. Definition
  2. Differences from maintained schools
  3. Funding
  4. Sponsors
  5. Becoming an academy
  6. Impact of academisation: research
  7. Academy status: advantages and disadvantages

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