John Baron

Former Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

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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John Baron almost always voted for 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.

All votes about academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: John Baron voted not to take the opportunity to oppose good or outstanding schools being forced to become an academy and not to take the opportunity to oppose further increases in university tuition fees. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: John Baron voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: John Baron voted to approve the March 2016 budget which contained plans to spend £56bn more than was expected to be taken in, introduced a policy of requiring all schools to become academies and introduced a new soft drinks levy. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: John Baron voted for 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: John Baron voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: John Baron voted to treat 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: John Baron voted to enable 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: John Baron voted against allowing schools for children with special needs to become academies. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: John Baron was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: John Baron voted to enable 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: John Baron voted to enable 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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