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Topical Questions

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Academisation takes place when a school is put into special measures by Ofsted. We want high standards throughout our school system. The academies programme has resulted in standards improving in schools. When we came into office in 2010, 68% of schools were graded good or outstanding. Today that figure is 86%—in part, due to the very successful academisation programme.