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Department for Education written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether provisions in the Education and Adoption Act 2016 to designate schools as coasting will no longer be used to force local authority schools to convert to academies.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State announced on 4 May 2018 that we will only mandate academy conversion, leadership change or re-brokerage of a school on grounds of educational underperformance if Ofsted has judged it as inadequate.

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