Academies: Higher Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which universities his Department has formally requested to apply to establish an academy school.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

There is no process by which the Department for Children, Schools and Families formally requests universities to apply to establish an Academy.

However, the Department has had, and continues to have, discussions with a number of universities about the Academies programme.

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