Who wants to be an academy?

Thirty Gloucestershire schools have expressed an interest in becoming an academy in the future.

That is according to new figures out from the Department of Education.

The new coalition Government is giving schools the chance to apply for the change, which would give them more freedom and more say on how they spend their money.

Only schools who have been recognised as Outstanding by OFSTED can become an academy to begin with, not outstanding schools may get the chance at a later date.

Outstanding schools in Gloucestershire that have registered an interest:

Cirencester Kingshill School
Redmarley CE Primary school
Lakefield CE primary school
Sir Thomas Rich's school
Holy Apostles' CE primary school
Gotherington primary school
Cam Hopton CE primary school
Pate's Grammar school
Chipping Campden school
Field Court CE infant school
Meysey Hampton CE primay school
The Cotswold school
Foxmoor primary school
Kings Stanley CE primary school
Blue Coat CE VA primary school
St Peter's Catholic high school and 6th form centre

John Reily is head of Tewkesbury School, one of the 'Not Outstanding' schools that have shown an interest - he told Heart why:

Listen to the interview

Not Outstanding schools that have registered an interest:

Bishop's Cleeve primary
Charlton Kings junior school
Cheltenham Bournside school
Coln House
Newent community school and 6th form centre
Randwick CE primary school
Robinswood primary school
Rodborough Community primary school
St John's CE primary school
Swindon Village primary school
Tewkesbury school
The Crypt school
Vale of Berkeley college
Winchcombe school

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