Academies: It's time to learn the lessons

15 May 2015

Academies are now an established part of the English school landscape. Future policy should focus on learning the lessons from the growth of academy schools.

In this NFER Thinks, we present the case that any future expansion in the number of academies should be motivated by a clear vision of the long term outcomes for learners that academisation is aiming to achieve. We also argue that evaluation should be embedded in the process.