Did you know that academies are independent, state-funded schools and receive funding directly from central government, other than local authorities.
Again, the school run by the head teacher/principal, but they are overseen by individual charitable bodies called academy trusts and may be part of an academy chain.
These trusts and chains provide advice, support, expertise and a strategic overview.
They control their own admissions process and have a lot more freedom than other schools to innovate.
It is stated that academies put more power in the hands of head teachers.
They have a lot more freedom to remodel and can come out of the national curriculum.
Shown improvement twice as fast as state schools.
In the past, Academies have received roughly £25,000 conversion costs from the Department for Education, and have topped up their budgets by as much as 10%, receiving funds for support services that used to go to the local council.