David Davis comments on the Government’s changes to academies policy


Today the Government has announced that they will reconsider plans to force all of England’s schools to become academies. The Government had previously announced that they will force all schools to become academies by 2022, but have now conceded that good and outstanding schools will not be forced to become academies.

In response to the move, Sir David Davis said:

“This is an intelligent concession by the Government.

Along with a number of my colleagues, I expressed concerns about aspects of the Government’s academisation proposals, and the Government has quite rightly considered our concerns and thought again.

While I will need to examine the details of the Government’s concessions, I welcome this sensible move by the Government.”