Malcolm Wicks

Former Labour MP for Croydon North

Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Malcolm Wicks consistently voted against academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about academy schools:

  • On 11 May 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted against more academy schools, free early education for 3 and 4 year olds, restricting reporting on allegations against teachers, and to abolish five education related quangos. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Malcolm Wicks voted against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted against treating applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted to allow schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted to require new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Malcolm Wicks voted against enabling more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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